Soy Sauce and Spirits: Life in Victoria’s China Town

by Andrea Lacey

Although unimposing in appearance this Brown Glazed Stoneware has an interesting story. Born in the
kilns of Guangdong Provence, China, it journeyed 10,289 km to Victoria. Its contents were consumed by
the Chinese workers and reused for storing homemade Chinese liquor. These jars reflect both the daily
life of China Town and its seedier underbelly.