May 26, 2018


Name Ballarat Chinese Community Committee Category Special Event



Chinese Cemetery Tour

A walking tour of the Chinese section of the Ballarat New Cemetery including the Gum Loong Friendship Garden Moongate and grave stones. The cemetery is a rich source of information on many aspects of traditional Chinese culture including religious beliefs around dying death and an after life and how Chinese culture has contributed to the development of Ballarat since European settlement. The tour will include discussion of the design of the Gum Loong garden.

The will be four tours over the weekend
10 am and 2 pm Saturday May 26th
10 am and 2 pm Sunday May 27th

Each tour will begin inside the iron gates at the Lydiard Street North Entrance of the New Cemetery.
The tour will take between 1 and 1.5 hours
Ensure you wear comfortable walking shoes and dress with the weather in mind. The walk is largely on even ground but there are some slopes.
It is possible to do the tour walking all down hill.

Please contact Jim Quinn 0447 551 683 or Dianne McGrath 0411 874 756 if you have any questions.