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Chinese immigrants brought their own beliefs and values with them. Religious practices included ancestral worship and a mixture of Taoist, Buddist and Confucian beliefs. On the goldfield and in towns across regional New South Wales, Chinese residents transformed ordinary houses into temples. Commonly called joss houses, some of these temples survived into the twentieth century.

Some Chinese immigrants encountered Christianity while in Australia. Christian churches and missions were set up in their midst, and some Chinese converted.

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