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New Gold Mountain: The Diary of Shu Cheong is a historical fiction children's book by Christopher Cheng. It was the seventeenth book in My Australian Story and Cheng's first book for the series. The book was first published in August 2005 and reprinted with new cover art in September 2011.


Book description[]

""It was just a small sparkle, but it was enough. Even though I had been given bigger pieces of gold, to find gold is an exciting feeling. My whole body was tingling!"
Shu Cheong works on the goldfields at Lambing Flat. It is 1860, and the white miners' behaviour towards the Chinese is becoming more and more violent. Shu Cheong witnesses increasing hatred and brutality towards his people... But he also learns the value of true friendship.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of New Gold Mountain characters
  • Shu Cheong


Main article: Christopher Cheng




See also[]

File:New Gold Mountain Teacher's Notes.pdf

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street

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