Kalgoorlie’s oasis in the outback
The Chinese Garden of remembrance is situated at the Hannans North Tourist Mine approximately1.5km from the top of town. The Chinese Garden of Remembrance project was completed with the assistance of the Simon Lee Foundation and the West Australian Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Established in 2003, entirely constructed by hand in the traditional way over a 12 month period. Our Garden of Remembrance celebrates not only the Chinese miners, but all immigrants and families who came to Australia bringing with them their own culture and customs.
The Chinese were integral to the development of mining and outback communities within Australia. The garden, designed by architects Tsang and Lee, celebrates multiculturalism in mining and in particular the part early Chinese miners played in the development of Australia. Tsang and Lee also designed the Chinese Garden at Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Set within the harsh arid landscape of a typical Australian outback, the garden provides a space of contemplation and solitude for those who visit. The natural elements of rock, water and trees form the basis in creating a sanctuary for visitors, rejuvenating the spirit and soul through meditation and quiet serenity. These authentic buildings combined with Chinese and Australian flora have created a unique setting not only for zen and meaningful reflection but also a space for small functions and events.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Kalgoolie on Wednesday, April 29th with Iona Fyfe (SCO) and Colin Lillie (AUS).
Tickets available online here
The Chinese Garden of Remembrance stands on lands traditionally owned by the Wangkatja people.