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Wellington’s Local Chinese History
Wellington’s Local Chinese History

Thu, 21 Sept


Te Awe library

Wellington’s Local Chinese History

Organised by: Wellington City Libraries

Time & Location

21 Sept 2023, 5:10 pm

Te Awe library , 29 Brandon Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the Event

Discover the history of Wellington’s local Chinese community! The long-standing chair and club historian of the Tung Jung Association, Gordon Wu (QSM), will take us through the history of Wellington’s Chinese community, drawing from pictures and real-life stories from his own family history: the early Chinese settlers who worked on the goldfields, the SS Ventnor shipwreck in Hokianga, how family of the miners were finally allowed to arrive in New Zealand, and the vegetable growers.  Gordon has been involved in writing several books, include Zengcheng New Zealanders: a history for the 80th anniversary of the Tung Jung Association of NZ Inc, and is currently working on a book about his family history.  Come and hear this fascinating talk! As wonderful bonus, as a Cantonese teacher, Gordon can also teach you a few Cantonese phrases.  This event will be delivered in English and subtitled in both Mandarin and Cantonese subtitles.

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