Mixing race: The Kong Sing brothers and Australian sport

Osmond, G. and McDermott, M-L. (2008) Mixing race: The Kong Sing brothers and Australian sport. Australian Historical Studies, 39 3: 338-355. doi:10.1080/10314610802263323

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Author Osmond, G.
McDermott, M-L.
Title Mixing race: The Kong Sing brothers and Australian sport
Journal name Australian Historical Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1031-461X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10314610802263323
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 39
Issue 3
Start page 338
End page 355
Total pages 18
Editor J. Damousi
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
430101 History - Australian
950102 Organised Sports
Abstract Little research exists on the participation of Chinese in Australian sport in the colonial or Federation periods. This article examines the involvement of three, hitherto-unknown, amateur sportsmen in late nineteenth-century Sydney*the Kong Sing brothers. Otto, Ophir, and George Kong Sing, sons of a Chinese shopkeeper and white Australian mother, participated in several sports over two decades, enjoying varying degrees of success and recognition. Adopting a mixed-race perspective, this article examines their identity in various contexts as Chinese, Australian, and Anglo-Chinese in order to explore the complexities of racial identity and the lived Chinese Australian experience.
Keyword Kong Sing brothers
Chinese participation
Australian sport
Colonial period
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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