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Auckland's Earliest Chinese Settlers With Helene Wong

Auckland's Earliest Chinese Settlers With Helene Wong

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When:

  • Wed 4 Apr ’18, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where:

Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Honouring Ching Ming/Qingming Festival, and part of Auckland Libraries' HeritageTalks programme.

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.

(Image: Original works by Ant Sang and Helene Wong. Courtesy of Auckland Museum.)

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, phone 09 890 2412 or book online: www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/HeritageTalksbooking

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