Chinese deities

Religious statues
Fu, Lu and Shou

Reflecting the spiritual dimension of Chinese life in Broome, the Yu family altar, auspiciously placed near the entrance of the little museum, features statues of Gwang gong, the deified ruler and his agents Fu (happiness), Lu (Wealth) and Shou (longlife). Most days, offerings of prayers or incense are made to the deities to bring good fortune and health to the family. In this display, Hong hopes to reveal the unique social and cultural history of the Yu family and the Broome Chinese community.

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Yu Family Historical Display

Hidden treasure

A hidden treasure in the heart of Broome's Chinatown, the Yu Family Historical Display can be found housed in the upstairs rooms that sit over their Sung Ming restaurant in what Broome locals used to...


14 Carnarvon Street
Broome WA 6725

Open Hours

Accessible by calling 08 9192 2192 or during restaurant lunch hours

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