30 June 1919 Rangitikei Advocate and Manawatu Argus Advertisements: GEE LONG BRIDGE ST., BULLS, FRUITERER AND CONFECTIONERY. VEGETABLE GROCER. Te Aro Seed Coy. Agency China Silks always on hand
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There are 2,000 black-and-white photos that even the locals in Guangzhou have never seen before, lying quietly in the Presbyterian Research Centre library of Knox College in Dunedin, New Zealand, unknown to anyone. Who are these photos from? And why did you leave Guangzhou and leave the country? The vicissitudes of life, a hundred years have passed, and the historical stories behind the photos are rediscovered by chance.
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Joe and Joe, located at 11 The Square and 197 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, was listed on page 45 of the 1944 Wellington Provincial Trades Directory under the category Fruiterers, Confectioners and Greengrocers.
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Artist Bev Moon created Fortune, a knitted Yum Cha feast, in memory of her mother Yip Sue Yen and grandmother Lee Choy Kee who were “both superb cooks, especially of yum cha, and knitters too”.
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5 Nov 2022 - 23 Jan 2023 at Whirinaki Whare Taonga, Upper Hutt: Bev Moon has created a yum cha feast, not of food, but lovingly knitted wool. Fortune is the artist’s tribute to her mother and grandmother who faced great obstacles to settle in New Zealand
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Tung Son was a Fruit and vegetable store listed on page 1250 of the 1913 International Chinese business directory of the world at 183 Adelaide Road in Newtown, Wellington
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Wellington Chinese History is based around a wiki page, which contributes to other projects 🎉

You can support by buying a book 📖 (or to pay for digitisation of an archive) here —
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My Nan was tangata whenua from Taranaki, Waikato and Whanganui. My Goong Goong was from Long Gai, Guangzhou, China. Nan and Goong didn’t tell me any kūmara stories but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have one, writes Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen
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Joe Lee, located at 475 Main Street, Palmerston North, was listed on page 58 of the 1944 Wellington Provincial Trades Directory under the category Laundry.
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Sing Kee & Co was a General Merchandise store listed on page 1250 of the 1913 International Chinese business directory of the world at 122 Courtenay Place in Te Aro, Wellington
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Lots of similarities between Matariki and our New Year. Certainly donʼt mind celebrating two of these each year!

PS.: I know it varies each year relative to the Gregorian calendar, since both our peoples use the lunar calendar.

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Chang, the Chinese Magician, Who Brings His Company to the New Opera House on Saturday. Evening Post June 22, 1939
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Edna Chiu, née Lowe: The first Chinese New Zealand woman to obtain a university degree was from a Jung Seng family. Edna Lowe, daughter of Lowe Gum-leong, obtained a BA from Auckland University in 1946.
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San On Kee was a Fruit and vegetable store listed on page 1250 of the 1913 International Chinese business directory of the world at 144 Lambton Quay in Te Aro, Wellington. The publication lists the address as "144 Lampton Quay".
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A Pakapoo Fine: Auckland Star 16 June 1926. WELLINGTON: An elderly Chinese named Kum Sing was fined £30 or two months' imprisonment for conducting a gaming house. Police stated pakapoo was patronised at Kum Sing's premises by many men & women.
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☑️ What is “NZ European”? 🤨

☑️ Where’s the NZ Asian option? 🤨

☑️ I’m from Central Asia, but you call it the Middle East 🤨

☑️ So what the hell am I supposed to tick? 😅🤷🏻‍♀️

Immigration Restriction Act 1908: All previous laws relating to Chinese Immigration consolidated.
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