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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- THE EVILS OF EUROPEANS MARRYING CHINESE., Otago Daily Times, Issue 13436, 9 November 1905 5 days ago
- FURTHER ROBBERIES. Evening Post, Volume L, Issue 53, 30 August 1895 5 days ago
- Tung Jung Association
- Te Aro Seed Company
- Wong She & Co
- FOR MOUNT COOK Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 94, 1 November 1928
- L Yen & Company
- 192 Lambton Quay
- Lily Yen
- Wing Hee “Tommy” Yee
- Chinese Anglican Mission Church Hall
- Cnr Manners & Herbert (Victoria) Streets
- Chong Lee
- Molly Ting (nee Low)
- Chong Lee and Co
- ↑ 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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