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, and only a few years after the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce invited Chinese miners to Otago.
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 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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