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Pomelo Tree Plaque : 29-November-2015
Pomelo Tree Plaque : 29-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A Pomelo Tree was planted in 1996 in memory of the many Chinese buried near the site in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

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”.

 

Location

Address:Lockwood Road & Helm Street, Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, Kangaroo Flat, 3555
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.797242
Long: 144.239076
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th October, 1996
Front Inscription

Plaque:
        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

 

Source: MA
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