Wellington Chinese History Wiki: Tong Yan Gaai
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.
Tong Yan Gaai (唐人街: Chinese People's Street or Chinatown) was the name used by early Chinese in Wellington, to refer to Haining Street (and possibly the area around it), considered the centre of the early Wellington Chinese community.
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- The Yellow Agony., Star, Issue 5040, 28 August 1894
- CHINESE DENS IN WELLINGTON., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIV, Issue 257, 30 October 1900
- Chinese immigrants., Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 4176, 22 July 1901
- Chinese in N.Z., Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3503, 25 January 1897
- Isolated Chinese, Hastings Standard, Volume VIII, Issue 4127, 13 January 1904
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- ↑ 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
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