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In Bendigo, formerly known as Sandhurst Chinese burials occurred at White Hills, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo and Eaglehawk Cemeteries as well as at a few unconsecrated burial grounds. It became a well known attraction for Caucasian to go to the back of a cemetery on Sunday afternoon to watch the strange practices of the “Celestials”.
|Address:||Lockwood Road & Helm Street, Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, Kangaroo Flat, 3555|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.797242|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 9th October, 1996|
THIS POMELO TREE
(KNOWN TO THE CHINESE AS THE TREE OF LIFE)
WAS PLANTED ON 9 OCTOBER 1996
IN RECOGNITION AND TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MANY CHINESE BURIED AT OR IN CLOSE
PROXIMITY TO THIS SITE DURING THE
19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES