The Zoo [Moore Park, Sydney]. Charles Bayliss, 1850–1897 Aust.
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The Zoo [Moore Park, Sydney]

c1884. Albumen paper photograph, titled in negative and photographer’s blind stamp lower right, 15.2 x 20.4cm. Discolouration and minor tears to edges, slight foxing, soiling lower left, minor surface loss verso.

Sydney Zoo opened in 1884 at Moore Park, and relocated to the current Taronga Zoo site in 1916. Sydney Boys High School moved to the old site in 1928. This image includes a tearoom bearing the name of Quong Tart & Co.

Born in China, Quong Tart né Mei Guangda (1850–1903) was a prominent 19th century merchant in Sydney. He was one of the city’s “most famous and well-loved personalities and made a significant impact on the social and political scene of Sydney at a time of strong anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia.” His businesses included popular grand tearooms, one of which was located at Moore Park Zoo, and another at the Queen Victoria Markets. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL202-14

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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