Our Chinese Community
April 1 @ 11:00 am - July 30 @ 3:00 pm$2 – $5
Please contact the organiser before attending this event in case it has been cancelled.
Our Chinese Community Exhibition opens daily from 1st April 11am till 3pm at Echuca Historical Society Museum, 1 Dickson Street Echuca 3564
This exhibition tells the story of some of our earliest residents the Chinese. Find out why our first Chinese residents made Echuca home.
Chinese market gardeners arrived in Echuca in April 1865 and by 1892 there were seventeen different Chinese paying rates on land. Others had experience as bankers, storekeepers and interpreters, general labourers and even a river boat owner/captain.
There were many marriages between white women and Chinese men on the goldfields and then in towns to where the miners moved when the gold failed. Find out about the burning tower.