Chinese Museum 'One Million Stories' Exhibition

The Chinese Museum is celebrating 200 years since the first Chinese migrants arrived in Australia with 'One Million Stories', a permanent exhibition exploring the contributions of Chinese Australians.

Time and date

Permanent exhibition
Sunday, 30 Jun 2024


22 Cohen Place, Melbourne VIC 3000


Museum of Chinese Australian History


Cultural events

About Chinese Museum 'One Million Stories' Exhibition

We are proud to partner with the Chinese Museum to deliver the 'One Million Stories: Chinese Australians 200 years' exhibition. As custodians of our communities' cultural heritage, we understand the significant contributions Chinese Australians have made to contemporary Australia.

The rich history of Chinese Australians is present in our cemeteries and memorial parks where countless impressive monuments and memorials have been established to the memories of those who have passed, and where Chinese Australians gather to honour their ancestors every year for Qingming Festival.

GMCT is committed to partnering with our diverse communities and celebrating those who have shaped contemporary, multicultural Melbourne.

The 'One Million Stories' exhibition

2018 marked 200 years since the first Chinese person migrated to Australia. To celebrate the occasion, the Chinese Museum established the 'One Million Stories' exhibition in recognition of the many varied and fascinating journeys of individuals, families and community groups that have settled and helped shape modern Australian society.

The 'One Million Stories' exhibition aims to:

  • broaden the understanding of the diverse background and characteristics of Chinese Australians past and present

  • explore the evolution of Australia's cultural identity

  • celebrate the heritage and culture of contemporary Chinese Australians

  • create an inclusive national story from all parts of Australia by widely seeking contributions from people, organisations and regions to recognise the diverse histories and communities across Australia.

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