Significant Individuals: Quong Tart

  • Past Event
Virtual excursion

This is a virtual excursion for Stage 3 students.

Event Information

Past Event

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

This is a virtual excursion for Stage 3 students. 

You may never have heard of Quong Tart, yet his story has so much to teach us about the wonders and challenges of life in Australia in the 1800s.

In this virtual excursion we follow Quong Tart’s life journey from his birthplace in China to his tea shop in Sydney, stepping into his shoes to face the tough decisions of his times. Your students have one objective: to uncover five mystery artefacts which will bring Quong Tart’s story to life.

Students engage with original primary source material from the State Library collection and critically question and examine these artefacts to construct a deep understanding of how Quong Tart contributed to the development of Australia and why this is still important to us today.

To receive a follow-up email with resources and links to items seen in the virtual excursion, we require you to enter your email address twice when registering.

This session, artworks, film and sound clips are protected by copyright and may not be recorded, reproduced or used in any way without the express written consent of the State Library of NSW.