Many Chinese live here in Arrowtown, Queenstown. Most of them settled here for gold panning over 100 years ago. The Chinese settlement here is a community where Chinese people live together. There are many Chinese elements in it. The business is very lively. Although it is not like Chinatown, it is also worth a visit.
This is a restoration and reconstruction on the original site under the guidance of the Archaeology Department of the University of Otago, recreating the living style of the Chinese gold prospectors back then. This Chinese settlement was next to Arrowtown, and there are still people living nearby, but it feels a little sad when entering the ruins. The Chinese people back then were really hard-working. Such houses seem to make people feel so sad. Sad.
This Chinese settlement is considered to be the earliest Chinese community in New Zealand. It is not very large, and they are all very low stone houses. At that time, many Chinese lived in this place and panned for gold.
The scale is small, but this is indeed the earliest Chinese settlement in the area. This place was first a gold rush town, and many Chinese came here to join the gold rush workers.
A very simple attraction, you can almost see it at a glance, but here I think it should be regarded as the earliest model of a Chinese community abroad, so I think I can still take a look.
Here you can see/experience how the Chinese migrants sturggled to survive at a Foreign Country. It is quite a drive from the main road, but a good de-tour. Oh... there is a small section for you to g...
A part of history we need to know about it. V sobering. Loved it. Beautiful setting-Easy to navigate and well set out.
We had a guided tour of this historical Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown which showed harsh and difficult times in gold mining.
great little walk to find out about the chinese goldminers and the harsh existance they lived while goldmining in NZ. Great information panels
So we called by with a little bit of Time to spare. This was well signed with great descriptions of the important history of this time.