- Hard Hill Mining Site VHR H1044
- Vaughan Chinese Cemetery VHR H1408
- Castlemaine Public Cemetery (Campbell’s Creek) VHR H1776
- Peter Ah Sen Saw Mill VHR H2021
- Chinese Kiln and Market Garden VHR H2106
- Chinese Brick Walls VHR H2197
- White Hills Cemetery VHR H2136
- Beechworth Cemetery VHR H2215
- Maldon Cemetery VHR H2263
- St. Andrew’s Uniting Church VHR H0347
- Bright Chinese Camp Site VHR H2370
Since the mid-nineteenth century, Victoria’s Chinese communities have significantly contributed to the state’s social, cultural and economic development.
Chinese communities’ contributions
From the gold rush period through to the blossoming of Australia’s oldest Chinatown in Melbourne as a popular multicultural gathering place, the experiences and achievements of Victoria’s Chinese people can be read in the historic places and objects around us.
In recent decades, there has been a growing interest in recognising Chinese Australian heritage. Victoria’s built environment (places) and material culture (objects and collections) help tell the stories of Chinese people from the past. This is usefully assisted by archival resources, such as photographs and documents, to deepen our appreciation of these important and sometimes hidden histories.
Finding Chinese communities in the VHR
The history of Chinese people in Victoria is evident across the VHR. Below is a selection of places and objects in the VHR which directly reflect the contribution and experiences of Victoria’s Chinese communities.
The list is not exhaustive, and we welcome further information. If you know of places or objects of State-level significance that warrant inclusion in the VHR, you are invited to make a nomination.
Chinese community VHR listings
Page last updated: 18/04/23