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Goldfields Historic Cemetery

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Published July 29th 2012
Chinese Whispers from the 1850s Gold Rush in Bendigo
The White Hills Public Cemetery is cloaked in a golden Chinese history from the moment you walk through its ornate gates. Arriving at the Cemetery, you find it nestled among shady gum trees and there are two huge Moreton Bay Fig trees just inside the gates.

Goldfields Cemetery
Goldfields Historic Cemetery


A myriad of stone tablets lies before you on entering the cemetery grounds. Tablets of all sizes, inscribed with Chinese calligraphy, bob across a sea of green grass almost as if each is asking for their individual story to be heard. If only we were able to hear the stories that these tablets beckon to tell.

Goldfields Cemetery
A small section of the cemetery


Many cemeteries are located in the midst of busy populated areas, but this one offers a walk with scenic country views, peace, and tranquillity that gently whispers stories of gold rush days and often a brief life for many on the goldfields.


Tours of the cemetery can be arranged by contacting the Bendigo Cemeteries Trust.
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Why? Goldfields history up close
When: Anytime
Phone: 03 5446 1566
Where: Cnr Holdsworth Road and Plumridge Street, White Hills, Victoria
Cost: Free
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