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Current Exhibition

Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, C00429

Chinese Anzacs: Chinese Australians and World War One

14 July 2014 – 31 July 2015

When World War One was declared in 1914, Australia rallied behind the Allied efforts. More than 330,000 mobilised personnel were called to action, of which, a small proportion were Australians of Chinese descent. Billy Sing, Caleb Shang and Hunter Poon are some of the well-known Chinese Australians who served in the frontline.… Read more

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Recent Event


Celebrate the Year of Goat

16 February – 1 March 2015

This year, there will be a fourteen day celebration at Melbourne’s Chinatown, starting from the 16th February 2015. The activities will include culinary delights, arts and crafts and cultural events.

Start your Chinese New Year celebrations at the Chinese Museum. Join our Penjing Tea Garden for some traditional Chinese tea and biscuits.… Read more

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Donation of the Month

Exterior wall plaque, c.1891


This magnificent wall plaque, just under three metres long, use to hang on the front of the Kong Chew Society building at 242-244 Little Bourke Street. The Society was established in 1854, making it the oldest Chinese community organisation in Australia. They are still active today, supporting people from Sunwei (Xinhui) in the See Yup (Siyi) district in Guangdong.… Read more