Yesterday's gem and history lesson came via a visit to Hou Wang Miau in Atherton. Though the Chinese named their small village Cedar Camp.
As with most history there is unbelievable events and sadness.
After WW1 and the introduction of the White Australia policy, all business's were evenually shut down and its 500 residents left.
The Temple is the only surviving example of an intact 'timber & tin' Chinese temple in Australia.
It's exterior is constructed of local timbers and corrugated iron, belies the rich and evocative atmosphere inside created by original carvings, painted metal wall panels and furnishings imported from China in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Now cared for by the National Trust which was donated by local Chinese families.
After our visit we headed to town for a walk using the Rail Trail it was so quiet all we could hear were the birds happily chirping 🧡