The exhibition also celebrates the diverseity of Chinese Australian history leading up to Federation, while disproving many of the long-held stereotypes of Chinese migrants in Australian history that were endorsed by anti-Chinese immigration propaganda.
The exhibition takes place at MADE, one of Australia's newest museums. MADE is located on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade and commemorates the role of the Stockade in shaping our nation. The museum is also dedicated to exploring the role of democracy around the world with immersive and interactive exhibitions.
This exhibition in particular has been launched in celebration of the Chinese New Year with the aim to highlight the stories that have helped shape Australia's history. The exhibition illustrates how many Chinese Australians not only survived the hardships of the goldfields, but in many cases came to prosper and become an essential part of Australia's economic, social and political life.