Huang jia gao shi : yan ling jin shen huo zhu. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1864.Contributors
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Campfires were a part of communal life.
This rare Chinese-language item from the gold rush period in Victoria is a government proclamation warning on the dangers of open fires.
The fact that such a publication was issued to Chinese merchants and miners on the gold fields indicates that increasing numbers of Chinese were living and operating on the diggings.
English title devised by cataloguer based on inscription: Royal board: restriction order: careful with fire and candles.
Text source: National Library of Australia.