Chinese on the Goldfields

Most of the Chinese in Australia in the 19th Century came from the Guangdong Province, the majority from the Canton Delta. The lure of gold brought them to Australia, they did not want to settle here, their aim was to provide for their families back in China. They had arrived on the rich Victorian gold [...]

Blackguard Gully

Blackguard Gully in Young is of historical significance as the site of one of the worst riots against Chinese miners in Australian history. In late 1860 and early 1861 there were several attacks on Chinese miners. On 30 June 1861 some 3000 Europeans marched against Chinese miners on Lambing Flat goldfields, attacking their two main [...]