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.

SIU Siu Kau
SIU Siu Kau

174230

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SIU Wun
SIU Wun

174189

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TSE Yick Hau
TSE Yick Hau

174180

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TUNG Kon Che
TUNG Kon Che

174187

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WONG Bing Chu
WONG Bing Chu

174209

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WONG Cheuk Kwong
WONG Cheuk Kwong

174210

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WONG Chung Kwong
WONG Chung Kwong

174181

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WONG Chung Lai
WONG Chung Lai

174171

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WONG Dzap Tong
WONG Dzap Tong

174389

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WONG Hang Kwong
WONG Hang Kwong

174156

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WONG Hoi Chau
WONG Hoi Chau

174158

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WONG Hoi Chuen
WONG Hoi Chuen

174291

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WONG Hon Hing
WONG Hon Hing

174280

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WONG Hung Bong
WONG Hung Bong

174228

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WONG Jik Kwun
WONG Jik Kwun

174251

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WONG Ka Shu
WONG Ka Shu

174154

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WONG Ka Shui
WONG Ka Shui

174295

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WONG Kang Cheung
WONG Kang Cheung

174276

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WONG Kit Wai
WONG Kit Wai

174242

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WONG Kiu On
WONG Kiu On

174386

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WONG Luen Sung
WONG Luen Sung

174290

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WONG Man Juk
WONG Man Juk

174225

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WONG Man Juk
WONG Man Juk

174294

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WONG Man Ying
WONG Man Ying

174268

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