Paul Macgregor

Paul Macgregor

Treasurer, Historian and heritage consultant


Paul Macgregor, 麥保羅, historian and heritage consultant, specializes in Chinese diaspora history and material culture. He is President of The Uncovered Past Institute, which undertakes archaeological excavations with public participation, and is excavating the 19th century Harrietville Chinese gold mining village in Victoria. He is Secretary of the Dragon Tails Association, which organizes biennial conferences on Chinese diaspora history and heritage. He is also a committee member of Our Chinese Past Inc, and is working on their inaugural project, researching the history and artefacts of the Chinese temples of the New England North West region of NSW. Curator of Melbourne’s Chinese Museum 1990-2005, he is currently researching Chinese economic activity in Australia, and the material culture heritage of Chinese Australians, as part of a wider investigation of the 19th and early 20th century co-evolution of European and Asian societies in Australasia, China, Southeast Asia, North America and the Pacific/Indian Ocean worlds.


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