Monday, January 2, 2012


Mrs. Quong Tart has compiled and edited a very interesting little volume having for its theme her late husband. Although he died as long ago as 1903 the late Quong Tart is by no means forgotten. He was an interesting personality and his qualities were such as to enable him to make a prominent showing in Sydney for many years.

The book under review details the circum- stances of his coming to Australia as a boy of nine years of age and traces his adven- turous career onward from that time. But it does more than that. It is not merely a biographical record but it is a life-history of a man constantly in the public eye, related by means of public records. In that way the little book gains much interest by the reprint of a large number of letters from well-known people, descriptions of honours paid, and much evidence of varied sort that Quong Tart not only took a prominent part in Sydney life, but was, in his way, unique as a Chinese who won a distinctive place in the esteem of Australians. The book is illustrated by many photographs, and is altogether an interesting brochure.

Tuesday 6 February 1912 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)

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