Chinese ovens in the old Beechworth Cemetery, Vic, photograph, circa 1914-1941.
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Pictured here are the burning towers at the Beechworth Cemetery.
Burning towers were a unique feature of Australian goldfields communities. They were constructed in the 19th century to prevent summer grass fires being sparked from burnt offerings. Notable towers remain at Beechworth, Bendigo, Maldon, White Hills, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Echuca, Avoca, Rutherglen and Dunolly.