Address: Various cemeteries NSW
During the gold-rush days of the 19th century, thousands of Chinese gold seekers arrived in Australia. Many of them eventually settled and died here. As we have surveyed and listed cemeteries in the central and north-western districts of NSW, we have come across Chinese graves. Undoubtedly there are very many unmarked graves, but some of the old grave markers still survive. Of these, some are engraved with Chinese characters only and others with both Chinese and English text. Many of them are now badly eroded.
However, we have collected images of the stones and display them here for the benefit of those researching Chinese genealogy. If anyone is able to interpret any of the Chinese characters, we would be very interested to hear of it with a view to showing the interpretation on this page. We are indebted to Angela Yang for her assistance in identifying some of the inscriptions displayed here.
Images of the inscriptions may be viewed and downloaded from the list of all inscriptions for this cemetery. Most of the original images have been reduced in quality for internet display but, in most cases, higher quality images are available by email to interested researchers.
How to find it
See the individual cemetery pages for directions to the cemeteries where these headstones are located.
The number of inscriptions for this cemetery is 62
The listing was last updated on 2006-05-28
The listing was complete as at 2006-05-28
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