When large numbers of Chinese gold prospectors began arriving in Melbourne, Australia, in 1853, they would stop in the city’s Little Bourke Street to rest and obtain provisions before heading off to seek their fortune in the Victorian goldfields.By the early 1860s many Chinese district associations had bought land there to build club rooms, which the Chinese community could use as meeting places, and soon the strip became Australia’s first Chinatown.After more than 160 years of boom and bust…



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