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Emmaville Mining Museum now occupies the former Foley’s general store (c) Gill Oxley 2016.

Emmaville Mining Museum

by Gill Oxley Emmaville Mining Museum is located at 86 Moore Street Emmaville, some 40 kilometres north northwest...
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“Kwun Yam Den” altar censer - Wing Hing Long

“Kwun Yam Den” altar censer

觀音 “Kwun Yam”, the Chinese goddess of mercy, is a Buddhist deity. But, on account of its syncretic nature,...
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Tingha Yee Hing Society stamp

This stamp belonged to one or both of Tingha’s Chinese Masonic society buildings. The “Yee Hing Society” was...
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Mount for eight processional items - McCrossin's Mill

Mount for eight processional items

This mount frame would have been used inside a temple to display processional staffs inside the temple, when...
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Chim stick canister 1 -Green Valley Farm

Chim stick canister 1

This canister was used to hold the chim sticks, or fortune sticks, that were used in divination rituals...
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Painted scenes on bamboo panel 3 - McCrossins Mill

Bamboo panel with painted scenes 3

This painted screen is one of a set of three such panels (see Panel 1 and Panel 2)....
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Mannequin stand

The base stand from a diorama that would have showed mannequins from a scene in a play, and...
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Shrine cabinet panel 9 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Shrine cabinet panel 9

Shrine cabinet panel 9 - McCrossin's Mill Museum
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McCrossin’s Mill Museum

by Juanita Kwok McCrossins Mill Museum is located in Uralla, the closest town to the historic Rocky River...
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Shrine cabinet panel 7- McCrossin's Mill Museum

Shrine cabinet panel 7

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Processional staff 2 - Wing Hing Long

Processional staff 2

This would have been one of a set of probably eight staffs, which would have been displayed at...
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Donation plaque dated 1866 - Inverell Pioneer Village

Donation plaque dated 1866

A Chinese-temple donation inscription that is couched as an address to that temple’s deity or deities, as is...
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Shrine cabinet panel 3

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Mannequin frame section 2 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Mannequin frame section 2

Part of the framing from a diorama which would have showed mannequins from a scene in a play,...
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Shrine cabin - composite -McCrossin's Mill museum

Shrine cabinet panel 2

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Temple Bell dated 1883–4, McCrossin's mill

Temple bell dated 1883–4

This bell, bearing the date of 1883–84, is a typical temple bell. It would be struck to call...
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Yee Hing Society name plaque

This name plaque, which would perhaps have originally been displayed above a front doorway, may come from Tingha’s...
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Mount for single processional item 2 -McCrossin's Mill

Mount for single processional item 2

This mount frame would have been used inside a temple to display a processional placard when the placard...
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Inverell Pioneer Village museum © Inverell Pioneer Village 2021

Inverell Pioneer Village

by Gill Oxley Inverell Pioneer Village is located on the southern edge of Inverell at 64 Tingha Road...
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Painted scenes on bamboo panel 2 - McCrossins Mill

Bamboo panel with painted scenes 2

This painted screen is one of a set of three such panels (see Panel 1 and Panel 3)....
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Processional staff 1 - Wing Hing Long

Processional staff 1

This would have been one of a set of probably eight staffs, which would have been displayed at...
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Shrine cabinet panel 6 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Shrine cabinet panel 6

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Shrine cabinet panel 11

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Altar table wing 2 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Altar table wing 2

This carved panel would have been attached to the side of an altar table. It was one of...
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Gold in Hand couplet board - McCrossin's Mill

“Gold in hand” couplet board

It is clear from the metrical structure of the text that it constitutes the first or so-called upper...
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Main altar Chinese Temple Rocky River 1908, Golden Threads Scan

Interior photograph of the last Rocky River temple

Dated 1908, the temple pictured is presumably the 1880 Rocky River temple, which reportedly burnt down in 1912....
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Processional placard 1 -McCrossin's Mill

Processional placards

This set of six placards was originally displayed in the 1883 Howell Road temple in Tingha, and may have...
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Shrine cabinet panel 10 Composite - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Shrine cabinet panel 10

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Painted scenes on bamboo panel 1 -McCrossins Mill

Bamboo panel with painted scenes 1

This painted screen is one of a set of three such panels (see Panel 2 and Panel 3)....
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Mannequin frame Section 4 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Mannequin frame section 4

Part of the framing from a diorama which would have showed mannequins from a scene in a play,...
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Vase - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Vase

A vase which may have been displayed on an altar table in a temple. It is not known...
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Shrine cabinet panel 5 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Shrine cabinet panel 5

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Southern sky couplet board - McCrossin's Mill

“Southern sky” couplet board

This couplet board is believed to have formed part of a shrine-cabinet surround, as is suggested by the...
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Altar table with crane and pines

This altar table is displayed showing its rear panel. The front panel, which is no longer known to...
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Mannequin frame section 1

Part of the framing from a diorama which would have showed mannequins from a scene in a play,...
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The Wing Hing Long Tingha

Wing Hing Long Museum

by Gill Oxley The stories of Tingha’s Chinese heritage and of the great tin boom from the 1870s...
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Carved scene with figure in boat

This carved scene would have been inset into the structure of a shrine cabinet. It is not known...
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Queensland Museum’s Chinese collections

One of the largest of the Queensland Museum’s Chinese collections is the Kwong Sang Collection.
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Name plaque dated 1866 - Inverell Pioneer Village

Names plaque dated 1866

The inscription on this plaque is a list of 155 names. The matching design of this plaque, which...
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Main altar Chinese Temple Rocky River 1908, Golden Threads Scan

Looking at the history of Temples in New England North West region

There were at least nine different temples in the New England North West region. Local histories state that the...
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St Andrew's Church, Tingha - Temple bell, undated

Temple bell – St Andrew’s Church, Tingha

A temple bell that, at some stage, became a church bell. It is not known in which temple...
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Right long couplet board

IMG_6653 Inverell Pioneer Village - Right long couplet board - Paul Macgregor 16.4.21
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Sudhana Kumāra plaque

Sudhana Kumāra plaque

Sudhana Kumāra (a.k.a. Sun Chai) is an acolyte of Avalokitasvara (a.k.a. Kwun Yam; the Chinese goddess of mercy)....
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Cymbal 1 - Green Valley Farm

Cymbal

A cymbal, which would have been one of a pair, sold by the 長珍 “Cheung Chan” firm. LOCATION Wing...
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Shrine cabinet panel 8 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Shrine cabinet panel 8

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Shrine cabinet panel 1

One of several pieces that would have been part of shrine cabinets. It is not yet known which...
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Altar table wing 2 - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Altar table wing 1

This carved panel would have been attached to the side of an altar table. It would have been...
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Multicoloured incense-stick packaging - Inverell Pioneer Village

Multicolour-printed incense stick packaging

A remnant of the packaging of an incense packet from Macao, from the firm 陳聯馨 “Chun Lun Hing”....
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Fortune-paper printing blocks

Dedicated to Sudhana Kumāra (a.k.a. Sun Chai), an acolyte of Kwun Yam (a.k.a. Avalokitasvara), it is therefore highly likely that...
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Key of Tingha Joss House - McCrossin's Mill Museum

Key of Tingha Joss House

Only one of the four temples in Tingha is reported to have burnt down. This was the temple...
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