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Chinese garden

Chinese garden

Dunedin’s Chinese garden opened in 2008, acknowledging the place of Chinese in the city and province since gold miners arrived from Guangzhou, South China, in 1866. The area is modelled on a scholar’s garden of the late Ming–early Qing period (late 1500s to 1700s). Designed in collaboration with the Shanghai Museum, the garden was pre-fabricated and set up in Shanghai, and then dismantled, moved to Dunedin and re-assembled.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Dunedin', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 29 Jul 2015