Tomorrow is celebrated as the Mid Autumn Festival in China and many other countries with a Chinese community. It is the 15th day of the lunar calendar and is the day of the mid autumn full moon.
We went along to Cambridge Forum in the Perth western suburb of Wembley on the weekend to catch some of the action.
We went along to the Buddha’s Birthday celebration at Elizabeth Quay in Perth on the weekend. Plenty of stalls selling great vegetarian food!
Two Chinese characters that reveal a lot about how Australia was viewed during the 19th century gold rushes. They translate as “gold mountain”. Australia was called “New Gold Mountain” in Chinese, and Bendigo was “Big Gold Mountain”
Chinese miners flocked to the Bendigo area during the 19th century gold rush. This striking Joss House Temple is the sole survivor of seven that were built on the golfields at that time.
We spotted this golden dog at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong last year – along with statues of the other eleven zodiac animals.
Gong xi fa cai! Today is Chinese New Year, and this year is the Year of the Dog. We saw this dog statue at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong last year.
This impressive portico in the WA Shipwreck Gallery was also salvaged from the wreck of the Batavia off the coast of Western Australia. It weighs 37 tonnes and was intended to be part of the gateway into the castle in Batavia (Jakarta).