Joss Houses and Temples
Alice Mansfield, Chinese Joss House, Bright, ca 1900-1930Contributors
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As the 19th century ended, Chinese communities became less populous and less able to maintain their temples.
This image of a Chinese Joss House in the small town of Bright in North-Eastern Victoria was taken in the early 20th century.
Bright was part of the gold-rich Ovens Valley, home to one of the largest Chinese communities in Victoria during the gold rush period.