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#AKLHeritageFestival Chinese in Auckland After The Gold Rush

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: seonaid2

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.

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.

Image: The premises of Chinese emporium Wah Lee Co Ltd in Hobson Street. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1385-0360

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If we are at Level 1, join us in person in the Whare Wānanga L2 Central City Library. Email to book (booking essential).

Or register to join the event online via Zoom whatever level we are at.

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