Many Roads a Finalist in Local Heritage Awards

The Wind & Sky Productions project Many Roads: Chinese on the Goldfields is a finalist in the 2019 Ballarat Design and Excellence Awards in the Communicating, Promoting and Celebrating Heritage category.

The awards are run by the City of Ballarat in collaboration with the National Trust (Vic) Ballarat branch, celebrate excellence in heritage and design in the Ballarat region. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 24 May 2019.

About the Many Roads Project

Chinese people took many roads to get to the goldfields of Victoria in the 1850s. Image by Wind & Sky Productions.

The all-digital project features an eleven minute documentary film featuring curators, historians and Chinese Victorian descendants, two extended audio interviews and one extended video interview with key experts, a digital gallery featuring a hundred images of artefacts, documents, photographs and illustrations from museums, galleries and historical societies, and six essays written by Victorian historical experts.

The story canvasses the discrimination the Chinese faced and the famous overland treks the Chinese were forced to take to get to Victoria, but also the various positive ways the Chinese contributed to the economy and culture of Victoria.

All items in the digital exhibition are free to watch, show and share from the link .

The project was commissioned by Culture Victoria, an online platform that shares the stories held by collecting organisations across the state. It was produced by Ballarat-based production company Wind & Sky Productions in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, the Gold Museum- Sovereign Hill Museums Association, the Golden Dragon Museum Bendigo and the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre Ararat.

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