Beneath the Bitumen tells the story of archaeological discoveries made in 2020 during the excavation of the former Chinese and Presbyterian Cemeteries in East Perth. Over 60 large crates of material was excavated and it is now cared for by the National Trust. Among the treasures found in the Chinese Cemetery were pieces of coffin, fragments of headstones, grave goods and remnants of clothing. The human remains were reinterred at Karrakatta Cemetery.
The exhibition received a Highly Commended in the AMaGA National Awards 2023 in the category for Temporary or Travelling Exhibitions, Level 1.
This digital version of the exhibition is now available on-line and includes additional content and images.