Auckland Libraries: Auckland's earliest Chinese settlers

Auckland's earliest Chinese settlers

Wednesday 4 April 12pm to 1pm Free

Honouring Ching Ming/Qingming Festival, a HeritageTalk with Helene Wong.

Original works by Ant Sang and Helene Wong. Courtesy of Auckland Museum.
Original works by Ant Sang and Helene Wong. Courtesy of Auckland Museum.
When the gold in the South Island ran out in the 1870s, Chinese miners dispersed around the country and transformed themselves into market gardeners, merchants and shopkeepers.

Author Helene Wong (Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story), introduces us to some of these intriguing people, and the places they occupied in Auckland’s history. 

Are you interested in family and local history? Or about the history of New Zealand? Then come along to one of our fortnightly HeritageTalks. Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. 

HeritageTalks take place at Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library, unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended.

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Original works by Ant Sang and Helene Wong. Courtesy of Auckland Museum.
Original works by Ant Sang and Helene Wong. Courtesy of Auckland Museum.

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