Haining Street, along with nearby Frederick Street were the central points of the early Chinese community in Wellington (Often referred to as the "Celestial Quarter", "Chinatown" or "Chinese Quarter"). Residents of Haining Street would call the street Tong Yan Gaai, or Chinese People's Street.
Haining Street in particular was notorious for gambling, opium and alcohol sales, which lead to police raids, and was the scene of the infamous murder of Joe Kum Yung by Lionel Terry on 24 September 1905.
- 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)
- Shum, Lynette. (2007, July 22). REMEMBERING HAINING STREET: With both eyes open. Retrieved 4 April 2017, from http://www.stevenyoung.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=43
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Opium dens, gambling and murder, ADRIANA WEBER, The Wellingtonian,1 April 2013 http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/features/8565483/Opium-dens-gambling-and-murder
- ↑ Wanganui Chronicle Another Raid on Chinese Quarters, (Volume 17, Issue 15000, November 1900)
- ↑ 'Race killing in Wellington's Haining St', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/race-killing-lionel-terry-murders-joe-kum-yung-in-haining-st-wellington, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 19-Jan-2017