Meeting Bendigo’s intricate Chinese Dragons
For the first meeting of 2020, the Bendigo Regional Network enjoyed sharing their past summer experiences with each other, then learned about Bendigo’s Chinese history at the Golden Dragon Museum.
The Network first had a picnic lunch at the Chinese Gardens which provided a relaxing environment to meet new members and catch up with existing members. The members shared their experiences on travel, airplane issues, use of phone to control technology at home, and they also compared mobility equipment.
After feeding the goldfish at the Chinese Gardens, the Network then had a guided tour at the nearby Golden Dragon Museum. The Museum is the Chinese Cultural Centre of Australia. There lives the dragons and lions that participate in April each year at the Bendigo Easter Parade, which the Chinese community has been a part of since 1871.
Highlights of the Museum included a dragon that is the world’s oldest complete dragon at 120 years old, Bendigo’s newest dragon which is 125m long and requires 67 people to hold it up, a delicate chariot made entirely out of jade, and an extensive collection of heritage listed items that highlight the impacts of Chinese culture on Bendigo.
It was a pleasant day learning from different Network members and learning about Bendigo’s Chinese culture.
Details of our next event
Thursday, 12 Mar 2020
2/4 High St, Eaglehawk VIC 3556
Available at venue
Learning about the Disability Inclusion Reference Committee from City of Greater Bendigo council
Spire Team 9489 0777 (toll free 1800 999 128), [email protected]