Located near Rushworth, Victoria.
From sign at entrance:
“There are approximately 400 graves recorded at the Cemetery but not all graves are marked. Tombstones tell of the people’s mining accidents, illness, infant mortality and the harsh living conditions.
Just inside the gate, to the right, was the Chinese section. The 1863 Census indicates that out of the 702 residents at Whroo, about fifteen percent were Chinese. Some like Ah Chow, Ah Wee and Lo Dong were storekeepers while others were market gardeners or miners.
Chinese market gardens existed at Moora, Rushworth and Long Gully, Whroo. They battled on unfavourable soil, native animals, a water shortage and a harsh climate for their market gardens to survive.
The Chinese left their mark in the area with graves in the Whroo cemetery, the Cheong Dam and house sire found down Cheong Road as well as round mine shafts at the Phoenix Reef, Chinamans Hill and Cockatoo mines.
Amongst the peoples surnames at Whroo, the countries represented during the gold rush era were England (Lewis), France (Bartholomi), Spain (Manuel), New Zealand (Murray, Clunry, Rush and Bregan), Ireland (Ryan, Sullivan, Scurry and O’Brian), Scotland, China (Cheong), Prussia (Schleswig), Austria (Holstein), Denmark, just to name a few. Many of these nationalities can be found within this cemetery.”