Chinese Temples have existed in Australia since the 1850s and while most of those of the 19th century have disappeared along with their communities of market gardeners, scrub cutters and tin miners, many new ones have arisen from the late 20th century.
Masonic halls and temples were also once popular but like the former Chinese temples have gradually faded from the community. That established in Ashfield in 1923 found new life after extensive remodelling and is now a popular Chinese temple.
For more on Chinese temple is Australia check out No. 10, No. 18, No. 26 and for Chinese Masons see No. 15.