Welcome to Golden Point mining camp, 1857. Europeans, Americans and Chinese are all racing to make their fortunes in the Australian gold rush. Tensions between rival camps run high, and Wei Shing (Yoson An), the charismatic leader of the Chinese operation, struggles to remain in control.
New Gold Mountain tells the untold story of the Australian gold rush from the perspective of Chinese miners who risked everything for a chance at unlikely fortune in a new land. Inspired by real life, the series follows a group of compelling characters brought together by a mysterious murder and takes an unprecedented look into the wild west era of the Australian gold rush.
Here we go behind the scenes to discover how this ambitious drama was made, and meet the cast and crew who brought it all to life.
The making of...
Meet the cast
New Gold Mountain premieres on SBS and SBS On Demand at 9.30pm, Wednesday 13 October. See the four-part series on Wednesday and Thursday nights over two big weeks, screening 13 October, 14 October, 20 October and 21 October. Discover more interviews at the New Gold Mountain program page.