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The Power of Qi and the Challenge of Preserving the Chinese Cemeteries of Christmas Island

Premiership Room B, Melbourne Cricket Ground 06/10/2016 11:10 am - 11:30 am

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Hélène Bartleson

For those of Chinese heritage on Christmas Island the connection to their burial grounds is complex, profound and enduring – steeped in ancestor-worship and deeply rooted in carefully chosen auspicious landscapes. The challenge is to capture the spiritual essence of these sites in appropriate and accessible ways that will preserve them for future generations.