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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Joyce Cheong Chin
Name: Chin, Joyce Cheong
Also known as: Ah Toy, Joyce Cheong
Place of Birth: Pine Creek
Date of Birth: 1940-07-12
Occupation: Educator
Adminstrator
Fashion Desinger
Biographical notes: Joyce was educated at Pine Creek Primary, Darwin High School and Adelaide teachers’ College graduating with a Diploma of home Science in 1961and a Teacher’s Certificate from the South Australian education Department in 1962. She was the first Home Science Teacher at Darwin High School in 1964; the first full time female teacher appointed to adult education in the NT in 1970 and continued employment through the Darwin Community College, The Darwin Institute of Technology and finally the Northern Territory University as Associate Dean of the School of Fashion and Library Studies. When Joyce retired, she was the longest serving staff member, spanning a career of over 30 years and introduced the first award course in Fashion, upgrading the qualification to Diploma level so graduates could establish businesses in the Clothing Industry. Joyce worked tirelessly to establish the Northern Territory Fashion Awards as a platform for designers to show their work. Initially, Joyce was responsible fro courses and activities for Women and helped establish Child Minding facilities so mothers could attend day classes. Se was also introduced Certificate Cookery courses for hospital kitchen staff and prisoners, enabling them to qualify and improve career opportunities. She taught sewing to female prisoners. In 1996, Joyce was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in recognition of her capable administration and management as an Associate Dean. As a Fashion Designer, Joyce won countless Fashion awards. One of her garments was acquired by the Crafts Board of Australia for their National Collection. Officials and ambassadors for the Inaugural Masters Games walked out I Joyce’s designed outfits. The Northern Territory University Valedictory Stoles and Graduation Stoles were designed by Joyce. Joyce’s community involvement includes: judging dressmaking, needlework, millinery at the Royal Darwin Shows; judging the National Miss Showgirl Quest; judge of the Northern Territory Awards. Se was also a consultant/adviser to Consumer Affairs and was on the National Clothing Curriculum team. In 2004 Joyce was recognised in the Tribute to Northern Territory Women for her significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the Northern Territory.
Related link: Singh, B., Jasbeer Singh, and T. Sandhu. Australasian Who's Who. Adelaide: Oriental Publications Pty. Ltd, 1987.
Northern Territory Archive Service : Joyce Cheong CHIN NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 670
Giese, Diana, and National Library of Australia. Beyond Chinatown : Changing Perspectives on the Top End Chinese Experience. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1995.
Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council. Northern Territory Women's Register 1948-1988. 2nd ed. ed. Darwin: Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council, 1991.
Giese, Diana. A Better Place to Live : Making the Top End a New Kind of Community. Claremont, W.A.: Freshwater Bay Press, 2009.
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