Henry Ah Foo’s Oriental Store, Marshall Street, Goondiwindi, 1906.

Collection of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland image 60940

Trade and commerce were key components of the nineteenth century Chinese community of Queensland, and there was a range of business types. At the apex were the large general stores.

Toowoomba, Cunnamulla, Maryborough, Muttaburra ... from busy coastal cities to one-street settlements in the far west and tropical north, every town in Queensland had a Greek café.

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