Cemetery 1528 - Darwin Chinese

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Darwin Chinese

Tiger Brennan Drive

Stuart Park

NT

0820

-12.445173

130.848809

The Darwin Chinese Cemetery dates from the 1880s. It is signiicant for its direct association with the enduring Chinese presence in the Northern Territory over a lengthy period, and for its reflection of racial attitudes at the time the cemetery was established. Still regularly used by local Chinese, and being the burial place of ancestors, the cemetery has strong spiritual, religious and cultural importance for the Darwin Chinese Community. Only Chinese have been buried here and historically this cemetery existed because the Chinese were not allowed to be buried in the Palmerston (Darwin) Cemetery. The cemetery today is regularly visited by members of Darwin's Chinese Community and large gatherings occur there annually.

Although the cemetery includes many unmarked graves, there are a small number of graves with headstones, and some of these are of traditional form and are inscribed with Chinese characters. The cemetery is maintained by the Darwin City Council and administered by the Chung Wah Society. The cemetery is in good condition.

Between Flinders Drive and Frances Bay Drive at the eastern end of Beatrice Street, Stuart Park.

Darwin City Council. GPO Box 84, Darwin. NT. 0800 Phone: (08) 8930 0300 Email: darwin@darnwin.nt.gov.au

www.darwin.nt.gov.au

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