Tung Jung Association of NZ Inc.

Established 1926

新 西 蘭 東 增 會 館

Portraits

BACKGROUND (notes written by Nigel Murphy 1995)

The photographs in this collection come from the New Zealand Tung Jung Association, a Chinese county association of people from, or descended from, people from the two Cantonese counties of Jung Seng and Tung Goon (Zheng Sheng, Dong Guan), which lie east of the provincial capital of Guangzhou. The Association began in Wellington in 1926 and was designed as a mutual support organisation for people from the two counties. It is still in existence.

The portraits cover the period from the 1920s to the 1950s. The portraits were a fundraising venture for the Association. For a member to have his photo included in the panels, he had to pay a sum of fifty pounds. For an individual portrait the sum of one hundred pounds had to be paid. These were very considerable sums of money for the time, and indicate the loyalty to the Association the members had. It has been said that for the overseas Chinese the County association was like a second family. The portraits that have been preserved here are not all the portraits that were originally in existence; many others have sadly been lost over time. Nonetheless this collection constitutes an invaluable record of Chinese history and people in Wellington.

CAN YOU HELP?

We are hoping to learn more about these people. If you can help please contact Gordon Wu by clicking on the portrait and filling in the form and emailing the form to tungjungassociation@gmail.com or the President or Secretary of the Association whose contact details are listed in the contact section of this website. All information will be considered confidential and made publicly available only with prior permission.

AU Jun Moon
AU Jun Moon

174395

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AU Yu Kin
AU Yu Kin

174145

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AU Yuk Bor
AU Yuk Bor

174220

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CHAN Cheung Hop
CHAN Cheung Hop

174174

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CHAN Chiu Chung
CHAN Chiu Chung

174197

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CHAN Chuen Chun
CHAN Chuen Chun

174244

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CHAN Chun Tim
CHAN Chun Tim

174169

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CHAN Fut Bo
CHAN Fut Bo

174288

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CHAN Hoi Cheung
CHAN Hoi Cheung

174279

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CHAN Hung Wai
CHAN Hung Wai

174194

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CHAN Jarm? Bor
CHAN Jarm? Bor

174245

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CHAN Jik Cheung
CHAN Jik Cheung

174191

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CHAN Jing Nam
CHAN Jing Nam

174247

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CHAN Kai Fong
CHAN Kai Fong

174249

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CHAN Kum Chor
CHAN Kum Chor

174262

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CHAN Ming Fun
CHAN Ming Fun

174211

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CHAN Miu Nam
CHAN Miu Nam

174185

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CHAN Moon Ching
CHAN Moon Ching

174269

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CHAN Nung Wai
CHAN Nung Wai

174248

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CHAN Sin Cheung
CHAN Sin Cheung

174182

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CHAN Tat Yui
CHAN Tat Yui

174264

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CHAN Wai Nam
CHAN Wai Nam

174144

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CHAN Wai Shun
CHAN Wai Shun

174163

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CHAN Wai Tung
CHAN Wai Tung

174229

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