Image: Ching Ming at Rookwood

Ching Ming at Rookwood

Ching Ming at Rookwood, around 1930. Courtesy of the Society of Australian Genealogists, Burton Family Album

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The Ching Ming ('Clear Brightness') festival has been celebrated annually at Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery since at least the 1880s. Families and clan groups (originating from the same village) flock to the Chinese section to honour their ancestors, ensuring continued good fortune for the family and business.

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