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Vaughan Chinese Cemetery

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Greville street, Vaughan VIC 3451

Entry via the entrance to Vaughan Mineral Springs

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  • Historic cemetery
  • An interesting look at local gold rush history
  • Picnic facilities, BBQs, toilets, etc available down the hill at Vaughan Mineral Springs
The Vaughan Chinese Cemetery was established during the great Mount Alexander gold rush of the early 1850s.

The cemetery is located on a small hill overlooking one of the richest spots on the goldfield (the junction of Fryers Creek and Loddon River). 

History of the cemetery

The location of the cemetery was chosen because it was a convenient piece of ground where gold was not likely to be discovered. It remained in use until 1857.

The cemetery was restored in 1929 using money raised within the Chinese communities of Bendigo and Castlemaine.

Visiting the cemetery

Plan a day visit (or camping trip) to the beautiful Vaughan Springs and be sure to stop in at the Chinese Cemetery for a look. 

The cemetery is conveniently located at the entrance to the springs and is such a fascinating relic of the gold rush days.

Also of interest is the fascinating Chinese burial section at the nearby Vaughan Cemetery.


  • Many cemeteries in the goldfields were established in the early-mid 19th century. Walking through the historic cemeteries of the area is like taking a walk through time.


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