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. Around 25,000 Chinese miners came to Victoria during the gold rush in the 1850s, making their impact felt across rural townships. Although initially welcomed with curiosity, the miners’ religion, culture and language made them targets for discrimination.