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The Quong Sing Tong Monument commemorates Chinese buried in the cemetery. The Quong Sin Tong monument dates from 1877 and is significant for historical and aesthetic reasons. It was erected in the first decade of Rookwood cemetery's operation and is one of its earliest monuments. It is located in a central and dominant position in the Chinese section of the cemetery. It is a domed pavilion surrounded by a moat and designed in a classical European style

Quong Sin Tong was one of the earliest Chinese societies in New South Wales. It was a local Chinese district society whose task was to help with the exhumation of Chinese graves from Rookwood cemetery for reburial in China. The process was, at the time, in accordance with the beliefs and practices of the community and was fairly common until the 1950s.

Location

Address:Oliver Avenue, Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, 2141
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.870969
Long: 151.049252
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1877
Source: MA
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