Ching Ming (Tomb-sweeping festival)
Ching Ming also known as Tomb-sweeping day. This is the day that decedents pay respects for their departed, by visiting and maintaining graves. It also provides a chance for the extended family or clan to get together. This day would be the busiest day in the Chinese plot at the Melbourne cemetery.
Here is a scene of Ching Ming in 1920. Lo Hong (a Chinese market gardener) is seen making offering at a grave site at an un-determined cemetery. Incenses and candles can be seen in front of the tomb stone, together with a pot of tea or wine, and the obligatory roast pig. It is important to note that this is a family affair, with the children (in the front) and the extended clan watching the proceedings.