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The Chinese in Bendigo – processioning towards acceptance

By Karolina Kilian
08 Apr 2014
A spectacular Chinese ceremonial costume was recently installed in the Museum’s Landmarks: People and Places across Australia gallery and it got me thinking about the...
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