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The Chee Kung Tong - Treasures fr the Doris Chung Collection


Tue 22 Sep 2020, 12:10pm–1:10pm

Where: Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Come and hear about treasures from the Doris Chung Collection and a mysterious international organisation. The talk will be followed by a viewing of a selection from the collection.

Mystery international organisation
What was Wellington’s role in this mysterious international organisation, what hidden and secret language and characters did they use, and how did Doris’ family see it?

The event will be followed by a viewing arranged by Curator Oliver Stead—limited capacity.
Chinese Language week
RSVP for viewing
Please RSVP if you are interested in viewing items from the collection.

About the speakers
Historian Nigel Murphy is New Zealand’s foremost authority on this topic and community advocate Kirsten Wong is a niece of Doris Chung.

Image: Silk triangular Hung League — Chinese Masonic Society regimental/ritual flag with Chinese characters painted on the front. Doris Chung collection. Ref:D-014-022/029. Alexander Turnbull Library.

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