Frederick Street, along with nearby Haining Street, were the central points of the early Chinese community in Wellington (Often referred to as the "Celestial Quarter", "Chinatown" or "Chinese Quarter").

Several significant buildings and organisations were located here, including the Chinese Anglican Mission Church Hall (Home of the Wellington Chinese Anglican Mission from 1905 to 1956), the Chee Kung Tong Chinese Freemasons, and the Tung Jung Association.

On 18 March 1913, Charlie Yung Sing was assaulted at 23 Frederick Street, which lead to the conviction of Vincent Furness and George Patrick Macnamara.


Wellington Chinese Anglican Church Hall, Frederick Street, July 2017. Photo (c) Cameron Sang


Chee Kung Tong Chinese Freemasons procession, Frederick Street, Wellington. Chung, Doris :Photograph of Chinese Freemasons in Frederick Street, Wellington, 1924 :Photograph showing a group outside the Embassy of the Republic of China, Wellington, 1920s. Ref: 1/2-169003-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22792532


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