In the early days of Chinese settlement in Wellington, the area encompassing Haining and Frederick Streets was colloquially known to by the Pākeha community as the "Celestial Quarter" "Chinatown or "Chinese Quarter"
Author Alison Wong's fictional novel "As the Earth Turns to Silver" provides a fictional account of life for Chinese living and working in and around Wellington's Chinatown during the early 1900s.
- ↑ NZ TRUTH, ISSUE 405, 29 MARCH 1913 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTR19130329.2.32
- ↑ http://wellingtoncityheritage.org.nz/buildings/1-150/124-chinese-mission-hall?q=
- ↑ ANOTHER RAID ON CHINESE QUARTERS,Wanganui Chronicle, Volume 17, Issue 15000, 17 November 1900 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WC19001117.2.25
- ↑ Manying Ip, 'Chinese - Later settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/511/haining-street-wellington updated 25 Mar 2015 (accessed 4 April 2017)
- ↑ Wong, A. (2009). As the Earth Turns Silver. Penguin Books (NZ).
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