Large triangular green and red banners emblazoned with gold dragons were once a feature of the Bendigo Chinese Easter parade regalia. Today we were looking at two surviving examples from the collection in the archives
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We recently noticed this note on one of the old wooden trunks in which some of the historic costumes and regalia have long been stored. This sticker refers to the Adelaide Charity Carnival of 1898,
(Photo credit State Library of Victoria) One of the thrills of having an historic parade collection is spotting in old photographs items that are currently on display in the Golden Dragon Museum being used in
(Photo credit: MF0734 Collection Golden Dragon Museum) In the 19th and early 20th centuries Bendigo's many Chinese stores, boarding houses, temples, clan associations, lodges, and festival events, all contributed to forming a cultural and commercial