St Helens | Dragon

 My love for this will Drag on forever

Dragon Sculpture in St Helens | Public Art Tasmania


You might be wondering why there's a dragon at the St Helens History Rooms. The History Rooms is a small museum dedicated to preserving the towns history and of course with the Gold Rush days came thousands of Chinese miners.

When tin was discovered in Blue Tier in 1874 thousands of Chinese workers flooded the area. The quiet inconspicuous town exploded with business and culture as the St Helens port was the closest and most convenient means to transport mining supplies.

With migrants comes culture and this sculpture was likely a long ago artistic remnant or a modern tribute to the Chinese workers who helped shape and pioneer the town into what it is today.