Wellington Chinese History Wiki
The New Zealand Chinese community has a long history in Wellington, New Zealand, with the earliest Chinese settling in Wellington around the 1870s, some 30 years after Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting (aka Appo Hocton) jumped ship in Nelson to become the first Chinese migrant to New Zealand, and only a few years after the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce invited Chinese miners to Otago.
Although this wiki focuses on the greater Wellington area, there will be some content from further afield, which has a connection with the history of Chinese in Wellington.
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- Joe Kum Yung
- A MANIA AGAINST CHINESE., Otago Witness, Issue 2689, 27 September 1905
- A Wellington Chinese Bride - Auckland Weekly News, 21 February 1929
- Molly Ting (nee Low)
- 144 Tory Street
- A Chinese Wedding. Otaki Mail 17 October 1923
- Lily Yen (Nee Lily Chin Ting)
- Lily Yen
- A Chinese Wedding. Otaki Mail 17 october 1923
- Wong She & Co
- Ng Yew-sui
- Wong Sik She
- Ng Bickleen Fong
- Edna Lowe
- Chan Check Yin
- ↑ Wellington City Council. (2013). Thematic Heritage Study of Wellington. Retrieved 8 November 2017, from https://wellington.govt.nz/~/media/services/community-and-culture/heritage/files/thematic-heritage-study.pdf?la=en
- ↑ The Prow, & Stade, K. (2008). Appo Hocton – Jumped ship to become first Chinese Immigrant to New Zealand. Retrieved August 31, 2017, from http://www.theprow.org.nz/people/appo-hocton/#.Waht38ig-Uk
- ↑ HO, D. K. T. (2016). Appo HOCTON. Retrieved November 29, 2017, from https://www.objectaffection.com/appohocton/
- ↑ New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu Taonga, & Spoonley, P. (2017, August 1). Welcoming Chinese miners, 1865 [Web page]. Retrieved 25 September 2017, from https://teara.govt.nz/en/cartoon/28172/welcoming-chinese-miners-1865
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