Mee How Ah Mouy, architect and community leader

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Join Dr Sophie Couchman for a talk on architect and community leader Mee How Ah Mouy (1887-1977). Born in Middle Park, the son of respected businessman and community leader Louey Ah Mouy, he was the first Chinese Australian to train in Australia as an architect.

Dr Sophie Couchman

Sophie is a curator and public historian with a particular interest in migration history and the role photographs play in how we tell history. She has researched and published in the field of Chinese-Australian history for many years. She was curator at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne and most recently worked on the ‘British Migrants: Instant Australians’ exhibition at the Immigration Museum. With Kate Bagnall she has led two Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tours to rural southern China, with a third running in March this year. She holds an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University and is an Exhibition Reviews Editor for Australian Historical Studies.

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Images: Mee How Ah Mouy, courtesy Chinese Museum, Canterbury Road, Middle Park, 1900s, PPCC, sm0304


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