Permanent Exhibition

2018 marked 200 years since the first Chinese person migrated to Australia. The Chinese Museum has established the first nationwide story of the 200 year journey from the first migrant until today. One Million Stories exhibition showcases the many, varied and fascinating journeys of individuals, families and community groups that have settled, integrated and helped form Australian society as we see it today.

Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne opening the exhibition in Tianjin, Melbourne’s sister city in China. May 2019.


One Million Stories Exhibition aims to:

  • heighten the understanding of the diverse background and characteristics of Chinese Australians past and present.
  • explore the evolution of a changing cultural identity.
  • perpetuate a lineage of heritage and culture for contemporary Chinese Australians.
  • create an inclusive national story from all parts of Australia by widely seeking contributions from people, organisations and regions to recognise the diverse histories and communities across Australia.

The exhibition is on permanent display at the Chinese Museum and is scheduled to travel around Australia and China from 2021 to 2022.

The exhibition has themes ranging from descendants of the first arrivals 200 years ago, The Golden Opportunity, Striving For Inclusion, Community Spirit, the Fruits of Enterprise and Cultural Diversity up to the current day Chinese Australian Achievers in society.

The community of the 1800s

Community spirit

The fruits of enterprise

Striving for inclusion

Chinese Australian Achievers

A Wealth of Personal Insights

At One Million Stories Exhibition you can view a range of interviews from Chinese Australian Achievers who have contributed to contemporary Australian society in Education, Science, Arts, Business, Cuisine, Sport and Medicine.

Chinese Australian Achievers Interview of the Month: Lin Jong 

The Chinese Australian Achievers Interview of the Month is sponsored by the City of Melbourne. 



Released monthly, listen to these Achievers here:

  • Marita Cheng – Leader in Robotics technology, late May
  • Elizabeth Chong – Celebrity Chef, early June
  • Tony Ayres & Benjamin Law - Multi-award winning screen artists, August
  • Kwong Lee Dow – University Vice Chancellor, September
  • Lin Jong - Professional Australian Rules Football, October

One Million Stories Exhibition Sponsors

 Major Sponsor 主赞助商
  • Hetai Entertainment TV
  • Creative Victoria
Theme Sponsors and Partners 展览主题区域赞助商
  • Chinese Australian Achievers: The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust 大都会墓园信托
  • Striving for Inclusion: Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc. 亚洲澳洲律师协会
  • Dressed for the Occasion: Deakin University 迪肯大学
  • Community Spirit: Lions Club of Melbourne Chinese INC. 澳洲墨尔本中华狮子会
  • Community Spirit: Lions Club of Melbourne Sino Innovation 墨尔本新华狮子会
  • Overseas Chinese Arts and Culture Assoc. Inc. 澳大利亚中华海外文化艺术基金会
  • First Generations: TCL 集团股份有限公司
  • Tianjin Exhibition Tour 2019: City of Melbourne
  • China Exhibition Tour 2021/2022: Australian Government
  • World Wide Cables 电气集团
Supporting Sponsors 协办机构
  • Victoria Li 李苗苗
  • Jade Chen/Joelle Chen 陈心瑶/陈心玥
  • Esme Cai 蔡采采
  • Emillie Dong/Ella Dong 董诗澄/董苡澄
  • Jonathan Wang/Jayden Wang 王润泽/王君铭 
  • Real Asset Management Pty Ltd 澳洲皇家资产管理
  • Australia Shanghai Business Association 澳大利亚上海商会
  • Hubei Business Association 湖北同乡会/商会/华星歌舞团
  • Australia Education Society 澳大利亚教育协会
  • R&F Property Pty Ltd 富力地产澳洲公司
  • 3L Alliances Pty Ltd 三联置业
  • Mezzanine Property Group 麦哲理建筑设计与项目管理
  • Jasbe Group
  • Sinolink Group 中联集团
  • Australia Rich Holding Investment Pty Ltd
  • Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar 兰州拉面
  • Goldmate Foreign Exchange 中联汇兑
  • Cina Lo JP 太平紳士 盧桂嫺
  • Philip LeLiu
  • The City of Melbourne 墨尔本市政府
  • Aime Charity Trust
  • Andrew Chan – Dentons 大成
  • Gum San Heritage Trust 金山华人遗迹中心
  • Paul Coghlan
  • Rotary Club of Bentleigh 扶轮国际 维州本特利分社
  • Reynah Tang 邓敏海
  • Tongji University 同济大学