14 min

Mei Quong Tart - The Tartin Mandarin Australia's Invisible History

    • History

Mei Quong Tart was a Sydney businessman and Mandarin of the Fourth Grade.

His QVB tearooms were regarded as the finest in the city. Quong Tart was an active philanthropist, and his thriving business was a hub of charity and community.  He hosted free meals for the city’s homeless, for Aboriginal Australians and anyone in need.

A leader in the Chinese community and an anti-drug campaigner, Quong Tart was a colourful character who embraced Chinese, Scottish and Australian culture.

Further reading:

Who was Quong Tart? | State Library of NSW

Quong Tart, wife Margaret, and family, 1903 - Chinese Australian Families - Culture Victoria (cv.vic.gov.au)

Biography - Mei Quong Tart - Australian Dictionary of Biography (anu.edu.au)

You can find Dr Paul Roe online at theoutbackhistorian.com.au
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mei Quong Tart was a Sydney businessman and Mandarin of the Fourth Grade.

His QVB tearooms were regarded as the finest in the city. Quong Tart was an active philanthropist, and his thriving business was a hub of charity and community.  He hosted free meals for the city’s homeless, for Aboriginal Australians and anyone in need.

A leader in the Chinese community and an anti-drug campaigner, Quong Tart was a colourful character who embraced Chinese, Scottish and Australian culture.

Further reading:

Who was Quong Tart? | State Library of NSW

Quong Tart, wife Margaret, and family, 1903 - Chinese Australian Families - Culture Victoria (cv.vic.gov.au)

Biography - Mei Quong Tart - Australian Dictionary of Biography (anu.edu.au)

You can find Dr Paul Roe online at theoutbackhistorian.com.au
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14 min