According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle, and it is a sign of bravery. The Tiger is a natural leader and loves to be the centre of attention. As a rebel it goes up against authority and speaks out about wrongs in society.
Chinese immigrants began arriving into Sydney during the 1860s goldrush, and by 1861 there were 38,300 Chinese males in Australia and eleven Chinese females.
After the gold rush period, during the second half of the nineteenth century, many of the Chinese miners went into business in local towns and gradually many were able to save enough money to sponsor their wife and children out from China. In the 21st century, the Chinese community is an essential and vibrant element within the wider Australian society, especially in Sydney where, although there is a "Chinatown" down in the Haymarket, ethnic Chinese have settled in all suburbs.
A member of the Sunday in my City community.