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421567
  • Title
    [Quong Tart, 1887-1888 / drawn by Walter Syer]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    P2/320
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1887-1888
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421567
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - on board, 9.5 x 14 cm. - ink and pencil drawing
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Quong Tart, businessman and philanthropist, was also known for wearing a kilt and singing Scottish ditties. For biographical information see: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.5.
  • Scope and Content
    Three small caricatures of Quong Tart in Highland dress, and one of him in formal attire, possibly singing.
  • Source
    Presented 1959
  • General note

    Transferred from P1/Q, 1987
    Similar sketch 'Quong Tartan' by Phil May was published in the 'Bulletin' newspaper. Reference: Australian Mandarin: The life and times of Quong Tart / Robert Travers (1981)
    Digital order no:a128782
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Individual drawings are dated in artist's hand
    Titled on reverse in library officer's hand.
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