Auckland Libraries: Chinese in Auckland

Chinese in Auckland after the Gold Rush

Sunday 27 September 1pm to 2.30pm Free

Join David Wong Hop for this fascinating talk about the Chinese who helped shape Aotearoa as we know it today - from the goldfields, to market gardens and laundries - to professionals and to politicans.

Mr Raeburn Ah Chee
Mr Raeburn Ah Chee, National candidate for Otahuhu (1978). Photograph reproduced by courtesy of Stuff Limited. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 3002-0049
China went through many changes, socially and politically. New migrants came to New Zealand looking for a better life. Chinese left the southern goldfields and came north, they worked in market gardens, laundries, fruit shops or started their own business. 

Early Chinese descendants gradually entered the professions and a few Chinese emerged as politicians. 

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Join us in person in the Whare Wānanga L2 Central City Library. Email arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to book (booking essential). 
Or register to join the event online via Zoom. 

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Mr Raeburn Ah Chee
Mr Raeburn Ah Chee, National candidate for Otahuhu (1978). Photograph reproduced by courtesy of Stuff Limited. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 3002-0049

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