ONE IN A MILLION – Celebrating 200 years of Chinese Australians Springvale Botanical Cemetery

Sunday 16 SEPTEMBER | 2:00PM

Event LocationLotus Garden, Avenue of Roses Springvale Botanical Cemetery 600 Princess Highway, Springvale

Multicultural Melbourne's essential Chinese character owes much to community leaders dedicated to maintaining Chinese culture. For this reason, the life and times of David Neng Hwan Wang (1920 - 1978), Melbourne's first Chinese-born councillor, highly respected entrepreneur, and community bridge-builder, will be honoured at a special occasion to be held on 16 September 2018.

Conducted as part of the Chinese Museum's One Million Stories, this event will see the unveiling of a specially commissioned bust and plaque, with family members and community leaders sharing insights into Mr Wang's remarkable journey and his dedication to enhancing Melbourne's Chinese culture.

The event will be hosted at the newest of Springvale Botanical Cemetery, which is Song He Yuan’s prestigious feng shui designed Lotus Garden.

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT), which administers Song He Yuan, is committed to creating beautiful spaces for the Chinese community to demonstrate filial piety.

SMCT has a strong belief that all communities should be allowed to honour and celebrate life in the way that they chose and is honoured to host this event, celebrating David Wang's dedication to his community.

RSVPs are essential, please fill out the form via this link or call (03) 8558 8278. 

Read more about this event 

Commemorative Medallion from Sunnybank RSL

On Thursday, 26 July 2018, the Chinese Museum was honored to receive a medallion from Queenland's Sunnybank RSL in recognition of our efforts to recognise the service and sacrifice of Australian's of Chinese Heritage in the Defence of Australia since Federation. Our Chairman, Mr Bill Au, was on hand at the Museum to receive the medallion from Sunnybank RSL Liason Officer, Adam Lo.

Throughout 2018, the Chinese Museum has been touring an exhibition on Chinese Anzacs & Chinese Australians in WWII around Regional Victoria. 

Sunday 26 August 2018 | CAFHOV Family History Event

Chinese Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV), supported by the Museum of Chinese Australian History (Chinese Museum) are hosting a Chinese Australian Family History event on Sunday 26 August 2018 at the Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

CAFHOV members will share personal journeys of discovery and describe rich narratives about their ancestors and families with Rosalie Hiah will talk about her family research on the Kwong Sue Duk family. Other members will be on hand to answer questions during the breaks and to share Chinese family research tips.

This is a FREE event but normal Chinese Museum entry fees apply.

Morning Session:               10.15-12.15pm
Afternoon Session:            1.00-3.00pm

If you would like to ensure your place please book by clicking on the link below:

We look forward to seeing you in the event!

Exhibition Program

Conversations | Artist and Curator Talks: Wàipó, the light of my childhood

An opportunity to meet the creators of the Grandmother exhibition and gain insight into the creative process behind the installations.

SPEAKERS:  Joyce Agee, Nicholas Chin, Tammy Wong Hulbert, Emilia Johari, Yinghong Li, Xiao Yu Bai

WHEN: Thursday, 31 May, 6pm-8pm

COST: Free | includes light refreshments

BOOKINGS: RSVP via this link


Come and hear more about Chinese Museum’s Grandmother project that sees the curators and participating artists bring new curatorial perspectives into the theme. In a 50-minute panel discussion, they will introduce their individual exhibition inspiration and how living in Australia has shaped their art and career. The discussion will be followed by light refreshments and open Q&A. Free event, all welcome.


  • Judy Leong completed her Master of Fine Arts at RMIT University in 2010. She also has a BA Fine Arts, a Diploma of Visual Arts and a Diploma of Stitch and Studio Textile. She is a practicing artist and also teaches textile art and patchwork from a studio in Melbourne.


This exhibition is part of the flagship project presented by Multicultural Museums Victoria.

Multicultural Museum Victoria is proud to have Gandel Philanthropy, one of the largest private family foundations, coming on board as the Principal Partner, supporting the 'Grandmother' Project exhibitions across all five museums.