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Interview of Tony Law - Stories of Chinese New Zealanders

Interview of Tony Law - Stories of Chinese New Zealanders

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  • Fri 4 May ’18, 9:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 11 May ’18, 9:00pm – 10:00pm


Wellington Access Radio, 35 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Planning, organisation, recording and audio editing: Susan Zou
Interviewer, Project support: Lisa Yung
Interviewee: Tony Law

The “Stories of Chinese New Zealanders” is a series of interviews with descendants of Chinese people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme looks at the history of their hard work, their settlement and development, integration into New Zealand society, and dedication to contribute and actively promote Chinese culture. The programme also introduces first generation Chinese New Zealanders’ experiences in studying, working and living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

On 4 May at 9-10pm, the broadcast is an interview of Tony Law. This broadcast will be repeated on 11 May. Tony Law is a third generation Chinese in New Zealand. His grandfather was from Ah Woo Village, Poon Yue District, Guangdong and he came to Otago in 1909 as a preacher for Chinese gold miners. Later he became a reverend at the Anglican Chinese Mission in Wellington for six years.

Tony’s father studied medicine from 1937 and became the first New Zealand born Chinese doctor in New Zealand. He was a very successful doctor in Wellington and this had a great impact on New Zealand’s Chinese community. In 1994, he received an MBE for his contribution to the community. Tony was born in Wellington and he followed his father’s footsteps and also became a doctor. Now he is retired.

We are grateful to the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust and the Wellington City Council for their financial support and Wellington Access Radio for supporting and hosting the programme.

The programme “Stories of Chinese New Zealanders” will be on air from 9 February to 31 August, every Friday at 9-10pm, on Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM.

Tune in to listen to the 15 interviewees’ unique stories. You can also listen to the podcasts at http://www.accessradio.org.nz/stories-of-chinese-new-zealanders.html

If you have any comments about this programme, please send your feedback to the email address of the programme: Chinesestoriesnz@gmail.com

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