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Chinese Pioneer Memorial : 16-September-2011
Chinese Pioneer Memorial : 16-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A bronze plaque provided by Victoria's 150th Anniversary Board, commemorates the pioneers of Melbourne`s Chinese community who lived in this area.

Location

Address:208 Little Bourke Street (cnr Celestial Avenue), Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.812161
Long: 144.966497
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1854

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1984-1985
Front Inscription

Victoria 150
Growing Together 1984 -5
This tablet commemorates the pioneers
of Melbourne`s Chinese community who
had begun settling in this part of Little
Bourke Street by about 1854. Many of
these settlers came from the See Yap
('Four Districts') area of Guangdong
province, China.

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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