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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]

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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 https://natlib.govt.nz/items/22431037
  2. Advertisements Page 8 Column 5, Evening Post, Volume LXV, Issue 44, 21 February 1903, Supplement http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19030221.2.130.5
  3. FURTHER ROBBERIES., Evening Post, Volume L, Issue 53, 30 August 1895, Page 2 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18950830.2.14
  4. Advertisements Page 7, Column 3, Evening Post, Volume LII, Issue 160, 27 November 1896. (1896, November 27). Evening Post, p. 7. Retrieved from http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18961127.2.61.3
  5. Tung Jung Association http://www.tungjung.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=31
  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 http://www.nzchinesejournals.org.nz/collect/pagescjp/cgi-bin/pagescjp?e=01off-------101en-9999-10-1-0--0-0-1&a=d&d=D42.31

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