Hong Kong to Toowong: Chinese Burials in the Brisbane General Cemetery

(Inside History edition)

Much of the history of Queensland's Chinese pioneers lies forgotten in the Toowong Cemetery. This book seeks to fill in a few of the blanks and give a face to some of the names in the cemetery register. It also takes a look at Chinese beliefs and burial customs, answering such questions as, 'what are the Bucket of Troubled Origins' and the 'Spirit that Clears the Way'?

Leonie Gane (2008)
64 pages with illustrations and endnotes
RRP $8.50

Book sample (PDF 13KB)

Chinese men in front of their temple, Brisbane, 1903 (John Oxley Library)

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