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Ararat - Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre




Imagine life during Ararat's early beginnings and the excitement of the Chinese immigrants who discovered one of the world's richest shallow alluvial goldfields.

The world class Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre tells the story of miners from Southern China and brings to life the social, environmental and political situations of immigrant miners in the mid 1800's. Take your own journey and relive the experience of Chinese gold prospectors on their great trek from Robe, South Australia to the Victorian Goldfields.

Designed in the traditional style of Southern Chinese Architecture, and incorporating the principals of Feng Shui, the two-storey building and its authentic chinese tiled roof houses a facinating selection of interactive, audio-visual and static displays.

The series of exhibition spaces, state of the art presentations, and rotating displays of chinese artefacts and period pieces delivers a snapshot of the rich colour and history of Chinese culture from the 1800's through to modern day.

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31-33 Lambert St,  Ararat 3377, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5352 1078
Map: X926 Ref: F2

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