Heritage & History

Since 2007, the Australian Chinese General Chamber of Business have been committed to preserving and restoring Australian historically significant Chinese artifiacts in Northern and Cetral Queensland – locations of the state's earliest Chinese settlements.

In 2007, the chamber successfully secured $23,000 from the QLD government and the Rockhampton City Council for the restoration of the state's remaining Chinese Communiuty Centre, built in 1965 and currently housing early 20th century artifacts.

In 2008, ACGCB funded a DVD documentary project worth $4,700 to bring to light the 19th century artifacts kept in private storage by the Cairns & District Chinese Association, in Northern Queensland. In addition, the DVD also endevour to tell the untold story of early Chinese pioneering families in the Far North, through the eyes and memory of their descendants.

Coinciding with ACGCB's preservation and restoration efforts, the Australian Chinese General Chamber of Business in partnership with the Queensland Museum and the Australian Chinese Museum had launched Queensland's largest Chinese historical exhibit – the Oriental Journey Thorugh Queensland Exhibition.

ACGCB is today focus on working with the Australian Chinese Museum with creating a national tour of Chinese – Australian history across the country in 2012.

In 2009, the Australian Chinese General Chamber of Business signed an exclusive agreement with the Australian Chinese Museum, located in the heart of Melbourne's historic Chinatown, as the museum's representative in Queensland.