Atherton Chinatown Pig Oven Dig 2015

The century old oven was used to roast whole pigs during festivals at the Temple of Hou Wang.  Funding from the 2015 Queensland Government Heritage Grant allowed an archaeological excavation, with the aim of locating evidence for the Chinatown pig oven.  The only remaining historical link was a photo of the pig oven at Atherton Chinatown in c. 1918.

The archaeological dig will run for a week in June.  Visitors are welcome to view the dig during regular opening times, 11am to 4 pm.

Please click on the link below to view the blog for more information regarding the archaeological dig.  


Photo courtesy of D & J Fitzsimmon

Photo courtesy of D & J Fitzsimmon