Dome at Dusk: Canton to Castlemaine – Chinese miners in Victoria

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Samuel C. Brees, Chinese diggers on Mount Alexander Road, Flemington on their way to the goldfields (detail), c.1856, H17071.
07 February 2019, 6:00pm6:30pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Explore the world of Chinese miners on the Victorian goldfields. Over 40,000 Chinese migrants came to Victoria during the gold rush in the 1850s, making their impact felt across rural townships. Although initially welcomed with curiosity, their religion, culture and language made Chinese miners targets for discrimination.