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.

WONG Pui Kwun
WONG Pui Kwun

174402

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WONG She Pui
WONG She Pui

174173

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WONG Shu To
WONG Shu To

174150

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WONG Shu Wo
WONG Shu Wo

174256

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WONG Shun Jing
WONG Shun Jing

174205

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WONG Tung Fat
WONG Tung Fat

174401

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WONG Tze Fat
WONG Tze Fat

174260

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WONG Wai Chuen
WONG Wai Chuen

174206

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WONG Wui On
WONG Wui On

174196

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WONG Wun Cheung
WONG Wun Cheung

174198

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WONG Wung On
WONG Wung On

174177

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WONG Yau Kwong
WONG Yau Kwong

174167

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WONG Ying Kau
WONG Ying Kau

174175

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WONG Yuk Lim
WONG Yuk Lim

174168

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WONG Yuk Pui
WONG Yuk Pui

174278

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WONG Yum Wai
WONG Yum Wai

174398

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WU Luen Fai
WU Luen Fai

174178

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WUN Sik Yun
WUN Sik Yun

174162

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YEUNG Lau On
YEUNG Lau On

174165

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YEUNG Loi Fat
YEUNG Loi Fat

174160

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YEUNG Sai So
YEUNG Sai So

174281

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YEUNG Tai Chor
YEUNG Tai Chor

174282

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YEUNG Wui Tim
YEUNG Wui Tim

174227

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YEUNG Yuk Wun
YEUNG Yuk Wun

174285

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