Importers. Shop owned by Yee Chong WingChan Fook-On and then Chin Ting. Listed in Wises Post Office Directory, the earliest reference is in the 1892 edition at 33 Manners Street.[1] There was another store located in Masterton.[2]

The store was the target of an attempted break-in on 29 August 1895.[3]

In the 27 November 1896 edition of the Evening Post, the store advertised a one month "Great Clearing Sale of Drapery, Boots, &C."[4]

Yee Chong Wing was fined in 1917 for selling fruit (to Maori) from his Masterton store on a Sunday.

Renamed Te Aro Seed Company in the 1910s[5], although the name Yee Chong Wing was still also used up until at least 1949.[6]


Intersection of Herbert and Manners Streets, Wellington, 1908. Shows Sun Kwong Lee & Co, fruiterers, on the right and Yee Chong Wing & Co, importers, in the centre. Taken by an unidentified photographer.

  1. National Library
  2. Advertisements Page 8 Column 5, Evening Post, Volume LXV, Issue 44, 21 February 1903, Supplement
  3. FURTHER ROBBERIES., Evening Post, Volume L, Issue 53, 30 August 1895, Page 2
  4. Advertisements Page 7, Column 3, Evening Post, Volume LII, Issue 160, 27 November 1896. (1896, November 27). Evening Post, p. 7. Retrieved from
  5. Tung Jung Association
  6. Dominion Federation of N.Z. Chinese Commercial Growers (Inc.). (1949, September 1). The N.Z. Chinese Growers’ Monthly Journal. Retrieved August 6, 2017, from


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