The Hon. I. M. MACDONALD (Parliamentary Secretary) [6.03 p.m.]: I raise a very important community issue. The Lambing Flat Tribute Garden fundraising function will be held tomorrow night. Its aim is to commemorate the site of a very important event in Australian history. In 1860-61 there were a number of riots at Young, or Lambing Flat as it was known then. The State Government has already given considerable resources to the garden and there has been a great community effort.
The most important thing about this project and the way it is being conducted is the unity between the Chinese community, particularly of Sydney, and the community of Young. Tomorrow night more than 50 people will be coming from Young for this function. That is a fantastic endeavour. I congratulate the three members of this Chamber who are of Chinese extraction—the Hon. H. S. Tsang, the Hon. Helen Sham-Ho and the Hon. Dr P. Wong. They have worked absolutely magnificently for the success of this function. All Australians would be proud of the endeavour and work they have put into it.
The Hon. H. S. Tsang is a foundation member of the tribute garden foundation and is also the honorary architect. In that capacity he has provided a lot of great ideas for the garden. This fund-raising function will contribute to another structure and part of the garden. The planting will go ahead any day now, as soon as the frost period has finished, and hopefully by the time of the famous Young Cherry Festival, at the beginning of December, we will be able to open the garden. Then people will be able to see the amount of work that has been done in tribute to the Chinese community in Australia and, in particular, to the Chinese people who came out in the nineteenth century and who contributed so greatly to this country.