A FATHER and son retracing the Chinese people’s pilgrimage to the historic goldfields in Ballarat will arrive in Casterton today.
Charles Zhang and his son, Oscar, set out on their 14-day 480 kilometre journey from Robe on Sunday.
They are following the trek travelled by Chinese gold seekers from 1857 to 1863, finishing at Ballarat on December 28.
The pair will average about 30 kilometres a day, involving six to eight hours of walking.
Mr Zhang said they would be following Chinese gold seeker routes, reliving part of their Australian history and commemorating the contribution made by Chinese diggers in the central Victorian goldfields.
He said the pair were keen to endorse the significance of towns across western Victoria and South Australia’s south-east and promote tourism.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, December 19, 2013