The History of Chinese Immigration to Australia that commenced in the 1850's



Australia has a rich cultural history of Chinese immigration that stems back to the gold rush of the 1850’s. The following video published by 'My Australia' provides a fascinating look at the origins of Chinese immigration. By Scott O. Talbot


Last year, I personally took a trip back to my fathers birth place near Ballarat, Victoria, a small town now with a population of less than 300.

As I stepped through the doors of history and explored the towns monuments and historical landmarks, my father described life back in the early 1900’s. To my surprise the town marker displayed the population back in the gold rush days as approx. 2,000+ Chinese and 800 European gold miners.


Did you know that back in the 1800's in the Ballarat region,
Chinese gold mine shafts where round in shape and that
European gold mines where square ?

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