Quong Tart was a notable philanthropist in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and playing a key role in the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Photo: State Library of NSWQuong Tart was a notable philanthropist in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and playing a key role in the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Photo: State Library of NSW
Quong Tart was a notable philanthropist in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and playing a key role in the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Photo: State Library of NSW

Quong Tart, the Chinese man who played a key role in Australia’s fight for women’s suffrage, and how he wasn’t just a successful entrepreneur

  • Quong Tart came to Australia in 1859 as an enterprising nine-year-old, where he later established a tea export business and set up elegant tea rooms
  • At a time when there were few places women could mingle with ease, the tea rooms formed important venues for women’s early discussions on getting the vote

Topic |   Australia
Quong Tart was a notable philanthropist in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and playing a key role in the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Photo: State Library of NSWQuong Tart was a notable philanthropist in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and playing a key role in the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Photo: State Library of NSW
Quong Tart was a notable philanthropist in addition to being a successful entrepreneur and playing a key role in the fight for women’s suffrage in Australia. Photo: State Library of NSW
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