Abacus, Donated by the City of Taishan, Peoples Republic of China. Image by Jary Nemo.Contributors
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An abacus was used for calculating numbers.
This one was brought to and back from the Victorian goldfields in the 19th century by a journeyer from Taishan in Guangdong Province, Southern China. It became part of the Taishan Museum collection of China and was donated to the Gum San Museum of Ararat, Victoria, to form part of its collection.