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97/92/5-1/14/5 Invoice for tea (in Chinese script) to Wong Sat from Jing Xing Hao (King Hing & Co.), Sydney, paper, Wong family, Australia, c.1892.. Click to enlarge.

Invoice for tea (in Chinese script) to Wong Sat from Jing Xing Hao (King Hing & Co.), Sydney, paper, Wong family, Australia, c.1892.

Made c 1892

This invoice for tea, written in Chinese, is part of the paperwork of account books and letters associated with the general stores operated by Sat and Amelia Wong in the New South Wales goldmining town of Tuena from 1864 and later on a sheep farm at Bolong, north of Crookwell from 1880.

Sat and Amelia opened their first store, the Guang Yu Long Trading House, selling European and Chinese goods at Tuena in 1864. Their customers were mainly Chinese miners. Gold was discovered in the rivers and c...

Summary

Object No.

97/92/5-1/14/5

Object Statement

Invoice for tea (in Chinese script) to Wong Sat from Jing Xing Hao (King Hing & Co.), Sydney, paper, Wong family, Australia, c.1892.

Physical Description

Invoice for tea (in Chinese script) to Wong Sat from Jing Xing Hao (King Hing & Co.), Sydney, paper, Wong family, Australia, c.1892.

Invoice (in Chinese script) on buff coloured paper with red vertical lines 1.5cm apart. The invoice, which is made out to Wong Sat from Jing Xing Hao (King Hing & Co, 229 George St, Sydney), is for three packs of tea and one box of 'Heng Mei' tea (the same brand as the box in the collection).

Production

Made

c 1892

Cite this Object

Harvard

Invoice for tea (in Chinese script) to Wong Sat from Jing Xing Hao (King Hing & Co.), Sydney, paper, Wong family, Australia, c.1892. 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 August 2019, <https://ma.as/159895>

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