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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"[1] "Chinatown[2] or "Chinese Quarter"[3][4]

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.[5]

  1. NZ TRUTH, ISSUE 405, 29 MARCH 1913 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTR19130329.2.32
  2. http://wellingtoncityheritage.org.nz/buildings/1-150/124-chinese-mission-hall?q=
  3. ANOTHER RAID ON CHINESE QUARTERS,Wanganui Chronicle, Volume 17, Issue 15000, 17 November 1900 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WC19001117.2.25
  4. 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)
  5. Wong, A. (2009). As the Earth Turns Silver. Penguin Books (NZ).


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