Chinese Man in front of Terminus Hotel, Dunolly, photograph, circa 1880-1887.Contributors
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Chinese publicans were common on the goldfields.
Pubs and hotels were the stalwarts of goldfields commerce. Many were run by Chinese businessmen and their families.
This photo is of a Chinese man standing outside the Terminus Hotel, Dunolly, circa 1880-1897.
Situated near the railway line in the gold rush boom town of Dunolly in central Victoria, and built around the same time, in 1875, the hotel was directly opposite the Chinese Camp.
The Terminus Hotel was purchased by Wong Ying, who arrived in Dunolly in 1862 from China to work for his uncle, the store owner Sim Cum Yuen.
Wong Ying's family descendants operated the hotel until it closed in 1956.
With thanks to John Tully of the Dunolly Museum.