Support our Collectors’ 30th Anniversary Publication

Submit form by Sunday 30 September 2015

Our Museum is turning 30 this year! To celebrate the Museum’s cultural and community milestones during our 30-year history, we will be producing a Collectors’ 30th Anniversary Publication.

The content will include insights into Chinese Australian History since the 1850s, but also significant references to the Chinese Community in today’s Australian society. This prestigious 120 page A4 magazine will be launched at the Museum’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. It will be distributed within Australia and internationally including China and South East Asia.

Support us by becoming a Friend of the Museum with opportunities to list personal or organisational details or engage in advertising within the publication. Please download and fill in the form then return it to

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. Other stories remain untold.

As the centenary of World War One dawns on Australia, its history and stories are fast slipping from public memory. In the lead up to the centenary of World War One, the Chinese Museum has been researching these untold stories of Chinese-Australian war contributions both at home and abroad. Some of this research will be presented in an exciting new exhibition which seeks to reignite public and community interest in World War One and to present an alternative, community-centred commemoration of World War One which cannot be achieved through history books.

Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, C00429

Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, C00429

Chinese Anzacs exhibition is proudly sponsored by:
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Victorian Multicultural Commission
History Teachers Association of Victoria

Chinese Anzacs Guided Tour

10 September 2014

The Chinese Museum has collaborated with the Shrine of Remembrance to present a special guided tour which will take place on the 10th September, 2014 at 3:00pm. This event is free, although gold coin donations are most welcome. Only limited spaces are available, so those interested in the tour should organise a booking with the Shrine of Remembrance on their website.