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April 2023

Local History Talk – Excavation & Restoration of a Chinese Jacket

April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Addie Mills Centre, 2 Astley Street, Gosnells 6110
Gosnells, Western Australia 6110 Australia
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The Chinese Cemetery, on the western side of Plain Street, East Perth, was one of the 8 original cemeteries that comprised Perth’s first colonial burial ground, the East Perth Cemeteries. In 2020, archaeological excavations were undertaken prior to further development of the site, which uncovered artefacts including fragments of clothing and grave goods intended to ensure the comfort of the deceased in the afterlife. The excavated artefacts included a remarkably well preserved and extremely rare wool jacket dating from between…

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