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Chinese owned laundry, located at 5 Majoribanks Street, Mount Victoria, from around 1934 to 1981[1][2][3]. One of three known Chinese owned laundries at this location.[1]

Owned by Chin Wah Foon and Ng Kew[2], Chan Foon and Co is thought to have been the last operating Chinese laundries in New Zealand.[2] Some of the equipment was donated to Pātaka Art and Museum, in Porirua.[2]

A 1969 photograph held in Te Papa's collection most likely shows Chin Wah Foon at work in the laundry.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Alan Middleton Olliver. (nd). Northern Mount Victoria Historical Society Walking Guide Tour. Retrieved 28 February 2018, from http://mtvictoria.history.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/North-Mt-Victoria.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Lachlan. (2007, July 22). Chinese in New Zealand: Dr James Ng. Retrieved 28 February 2018, from http://www.stevenyoung.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=145&Itemid=74
  3. Te Papa Tongarewa. (1969). Chan Foon’s Laundry, Majoribanks Street, Wellington 1969. Retrieved 28 February 2018, from https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/609131

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