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What did Mei Quong Tart achieve?

What did Mei Quong Tart achieve?

Quong Tart was a true philanthropist. He organised many charitable dinners, at one time inviting all the city’s newsboys, and another time local Sydney Aboriginal people to free banquets.

How was Quong Tart significant?

He is distinguished as the first Chinese person in Australia to be initiated into the Society of Freemasons. Quong Tart was “as well known as the Governor himself” and “quite as popular among all classes” in NSW.

How old was Quong Tart when he died?

53 years (1850–1903)
Mei Quong Tart/Age at death

When and where was Mei Quong Tart born?

1850, Taishan, Guangdong, Jiangmen, China
Mei Quong Tart/Born

Where did Mei Quong Tart live?

Mei Quong Tart/Places lived

What impact did Mei Quong Tart have on Australia?

Quong Tart became a very successful tea and silk merchant and also opened restaurants in George, King and Pitt Streets, Sydney. The most famous was The Elite tea rooms in the QVB, which became the place to be seen for Sydney’s high society and visiting VIPs including the members of the 1891 Federation Convention.

Why was Mei Quong Tart famous?

Why is Mei Quong Tart important?

Where did Quong Tart live?

When did Mei Quong Tart move to Australia?

Quong Tart was a leader of the Chinese community in NSW in the 1880s and 1890s. Quong Tart came to Australia as a nine-year old boy to meet his uncle on the Braidwood goldfields near Canberra.

Where is the Statue of Quong Tart?

The portrait bust sculpture, mounted on a brick pedestal, commemorates Mei Quong Tart (1850-1903), Chinese merchant and philanthropist….Location.

Address: Hercules Street, Ashfield, 2131
State: NSW
Area: AUS
GPS Coordinates: Lat: -33.888625 Long: 151.125054 Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.

When did Australia get quong Tarts?

Quong Tart arrived in Australia in 1859, accompanying an uncle who was bound for the goldfields at Braidwood. He was educated by his guardians the Simpson family and acted as an interpreter between the Chinese miners and the proprietors of a large gold claim.

Who was the Quong Tart and what did he do?

Quong Tart was a resident of Ashfield and was well known for providing refreshments and entertainment to a plethora of disadvantaged groups including inmates of the Benevolent Society homes at Liverpool, Parramatta and Liverpool and the Hyde Park Asylum, a group of aborigines and for the annual picnics of the Ragged Schools of Sydney.

Where was Mei Quong Tart born and raised?

Mei Quong Tart, or Quong Tart as he was known, was a famous and popular figure in Sydney in the late nineteenth century. Quong Tart was born in China in 1850 and came to the goldfields near Braidwood at age nine.

When did Quong Tart open the Elite Hall?

In 1898 Quong Tart opened the Elite Hall in the Queen Victoria Building. It was a very luxurious tea house and restaurant which could hold 500 people. The popularity of these shops was due to the quality of the tea, the excellent food, the rich and exotic furnishings and the nature of Quong Tart himself.

Where is Quong Tart tea room in Sydney?

The Star referred to the Loong Shan Tea Rooms at 137 King Street, the largest and most spectacular establishment in the chain of tearooms run by Chinese immigrant and self-made entrepreneur, Quong Tart.