Tracking The Dragon

This richly illustrated and full-colour book by Dr Barry McGowan explores the history of Chinese migration and settlement in the Riverina and Murray regions and features a range of significant objects and photographs. It reveals a complex and poignant story examining the public and private lives of  Chinese-Australian migrants.

Over the past 2 years Dr McGowan and the staff at the Museum of the Riverina have undertaken extensive research across the region to inform this publication.

The geographic scope of this research spans the Riverina from Wagga Wagga, west to Hillston, Booligal and Balranald, north to Temora, east to Tumut and Adelong and south to Albury on the Murray River. The time span and themes are from 1850 to the present day and illustrate many aspects of Chinese-Australian experiences in the region, such as work, leisure, family life, religion and race relations.

You can purchase this richly illustrated full-colour book from the Museum of the Riverina. Phone 1300 292 442 or email

Cost – $35 plus $2 for postage & handling.