John Alloo’s Chinese Restaurant, Main Road Ballaarat

John Alloo arrived in Australia during the 1840s - before the goldrush began.  Proficient in English, he became a successful businessman in Ballarat, operating a restaurant, working as an interpreter and later, migrating to New Zealand where he ultimately rose to the ranks of Police District Constable.


Samuel Thomas Gill, artist & lithographer. 1855


Accession number: H11862


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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