A bit more (physical) context:
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That was my first reaction when I spotted this on the way home from the station shortly after our move to Ashfield 4 weeks ago. This was the best I could manage for a picture.
Indians have supplanted the Shanghainese as the dominant arrivistes in Ashfield.
So my more reasoned guess is that these were decorations for Diwali.