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Early Chinese immigration to NZ, difficulties faced by early immigrants, and the search for Chinese family roots

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Our next meeting will be on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, at Orewa, St John Catholic church hall, 180 Centreway, at 3pm.

An illustrated talk by  Helen Wong:

“Early Chinese immigration to New Zealand, difficulties faced by early immigrants, and the search for Chinese family roots”

Gold coin donation for tea/coffee & biscuits.  Afterwards, we will retire for dinner at the BBQ Noodle restaurant, Albany.

For a location map, click HERE

Helen Wong

Helen will present on early Chinese immigration to New Zealand, difficulties faced by early immigrants, and the search for Chinese family roots.

Since the 1980s, Helen Wong, a second generation NZ born Chinese, has researched and assisted people discover their Chinese roots. 

Successes include:helping an American trace her family villages, and meeting her and her mother in China; a Canadian traced his Grandfather’s village, culminating in his family reunion in 2010; and assisting a third generation Kiwi trace Paternal Grandfather and Paternal Grandmother’s three villages, resulting in a joint visit to China in November 2012.

She has contributed research to publications, co-authored a publication, self published two books; recorded family stories, whilst maintaining a message board and several blogs.  Currently her research is on the Auckland Chinese fruit shops, and possible collaborative research to cover the rest of New Zealand.