Wing Hing Long

Side of Wing Hing Long buliding  with street running in front of building
Interior photo of old wares, counter and empty produce cans on shelving behind counter
Interior photo of Wing Hing Long with old desk and posters on walls

Wing Hing Long

10 Ruby Street, Tingha, New South Wales 2369

(02) 6723 3156


Wing Hing Long was established in Tingha in the late 19th century and operated as a general store through to early 1998. In 1918, Jack Lowe became the owner of the store, and it remained in family ownership until the end. Mavis Pratt, Jack's daughter, took over management and ultimately ownership, and continued in that position until her retirement in 1998. Jack Lowe was the fifth Chinese owner of the property. The first was An Lin from Inverell who purchased the land in 1881. The other owners were Jock Sing of Glen Innes, Ah Bow and Charles Hing from Tingha. The Store is now open as a living museum and is maintained as much as possible as it was in early 1998. Stepping into Wing Hing Long today, you experience the rise and decline of a tin mining town and community, the flavour of a rural general store from early in the twentieth century and the importance and diversity of the contributions made by Chinese Australians to rural commerce and life. Devonshire Tea is also available for a fee.

Facilities found here

Gallery / Museum, Non Smoking, Pet Friendly - Enquire,

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.