PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese miner Ballarat. In not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.
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The Sunnyside Woollen mills were one of the big textile manufacturers in Ballarat. In the foreground you can see the Chinese market gardens located near the mills. The factory was built in the early and made flannels and blankets.