Chinese Gardens

Like many early Victorian goldfields, Walhalla had a thriving and industrious Chinese community, with small groups settled at the southern and northern fringes of the town. Their presence was noted in Walhalla as early as 1865.

At the northern end of the valley, on the hillside shown above, it was reported in that year that "a number of Chinamen have a very nice garden ... and will have vegetables before anybody else."

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