W H Ferguson, photographer, Chinese Market Gardener, Old Lead Dunolly, photograph, circa 1890-1910.Contributors
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Sometimes market gardening was the last career of a Chinese miner.
Older residents of goldfields towns still remember the elderly Chinese gardeners who would hawk vegetables door to door in the early 20th century.
Pictured here is a market gardener of Dunolly, a gold rush town north of Maryborough in central Victoria. The photo was taken some time between 1897 and 1910.