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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- REPUBLIC OF CHINA, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 87, 10 October 1923
- THE GLORIOUS DOUBLE TENTH., Otago Daily Times, Issue 20571, 21 November 1928
- CHINESE SPORTS, Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 88, 11 October 1922
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- The Chinkey Invasion. Fair Play, Volume I, Issue 26, 1 October 1894
- CHINESE SUBSCRIBING FOR QUEENS STATUE., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11612, 28 March 1901
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 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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