Chinamen’s Bend Cemetery - NSW

  Cemetery,Grave Site


DEG: -33.310398 149.139404
DMS: 33º 18' 37.43" S 149º 08' 21.86" E
UTM: 55 H 6312259mN 699170mE
Altitude: 885.48m


Place Type

Heritage - Cemetery,Grave Site


201.29kms West of Sydney - Driving 252 km (3 hours 15 mins)
218.04kms North of Canberra - Driving 285 km (3 hours 30 mins)
747.13kms SouthWest of Brisbane - Driving 1001 km (12 hours 1 min)
988.37kms East of Adelaide - Driving 1163 km (13 hours 24 mins)

Address & Contact

Mitchell Highway
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Occupation of the Orange district by squatters and settlers commenced in the 1820s, when a Government Station was established at Frederick’s Valley. Early landowners such as Andrew Kerr and William Charles Wentworth purchased holdings in the area during the 1830s.

The needs for a cemetery lead to Andrew Kerr clearing a site and establishing the Summer Hill Cemetery. This site was used for burials from the 1820s until the 1850s when the Orange Cemetery was established. The Summer Hill Cemetery, located adjacent to the Mitchell Highway some 5km south of east of Orange is now known as Chinamen’s Bend Cemetery. The site does not contain Chinese graves but is located adjacent to an area used by Chinese market gardeners in the 1890s. While very few headstones remain it is believed the cemetery contains a significant number of colonial era burials. The cemetery's headstones date back to the early 1840s
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Closest Weather Station

Orange AgIn at 21/09:00am EST
Distance from Chinamen’s Bend Cemetery 5.39km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Orange Agricultural Institute
Distance from Chinamen’s Bend Cemetery 5.39km W
Mean Max. °C26.625.622.618.514.210.59.411.014.117.621.124.3
Mean Min. °C13.313.
Mean Rain mm86.578.062.851.467.971.191.398.379.783.978.783.2

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