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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.
|Address:||Oliver Avenue, Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood, 2141|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.870969|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1877|