Volume 01: Production and resources of the northern and western districts of New South Wales, 1854 [ca. 1850-1857] - Page 614
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NUMBER OF CHINESE AT BENDIGO, PROPOSE TO BUILD A CHURCH, 1854.
An application has been made by the Chinese to the Government through a number of influential men among whom Mr. E.N. Emmett, takes a part, for suitable site for a Protestant Church in this Township. Mr Emmett has ascertained that the number at present on Bendigo is between three & four thousand.
BENDIGO - SIGNS OF THE TIMES - 1854
Those who are in the habit of perambulating the streets of Sandhurst cannot but observe the adoption, of late, by certain gold brokers and others, of Chinese characters, to signifiy their calling
EAGLE HAWK - BENDIGO -
This gully is alive again with men, and presents an appearance very similar to that which it did at its opening - The greater proportion of the diggers are Chinamen, of whom, we should imagine, there must be above a thousand located here. Their earnings are about 3 dwts say twelve shillings a day per man -