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Buckland Riots
Buckland Riots

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Memorial to the Riot in the Buckland Valley when thousands of Chinese miners were attacked and driven from the goldfields.

This significant race riot has been compared to the Eureka Stockade uprising in size and intensity. Over 750 miner’s tents were destroyed, stores belonging to the Chinese were burnt down and looted and the newly erected Chinese Temple “Joss House” was reduced to ashes. Many details of this event are still debated as court records have mysteriously disappeared from the Beechworth Court House.

Location

Address:Buckland Valley Road, Buckland Cemetery, Buckland, 3740
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.824756
Long: 146.852134
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:04-July-1857
Actual Event End Date:04-July-1857

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st July, 2007
Source: MA
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