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Vaughan Chinese Cemetery

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Greville street, Vaughan VIC 3451

Entry via the entrance to Vaughan Mineral Springs

Features

  • 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 alluvial gold rush of 1852-54. 

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). 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.

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.


DID YOU KNOW...

  • 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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