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.

CHAN Wing Chiu
CHAN Wing Chiu

174195

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CHAN Yiu Bong
CHAN Yiu Bong

174258

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CHU Ching Chu
CHU Ching Chu

174391

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CHU Hing Fai
CHU Hing Fai

174152

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CHU Yat Tai
CHU Yat Tai

174139

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CHUNG Fong Che
CHUNG Fong Che

174226

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CHUNG Kwai King
CHUNG Kwai King

174147

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CHUNG Tak Lok
CHUNG Tak Lok

174287

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CHUNG Wong Chau
CHUNG Wong Chau

174176

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FOK King Kwong
FOK King Kwong

174270

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FOK Kiu Kwong
FOK Kiu Kwong

174289

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JARM Jun Wun
JARM Jun Wun

174274

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JARM NAM Suet
JARM NAM Suet

174212

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KAN Wing Kai
KAN Wing Kai

174179

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KAN Yau On
KAN Yau On

174188

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KAN Yu Tin
KAN Yu Tin

174254

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KWAI Chung Jau
KWAI Chung Jau

174257

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KWAN Hung Sum
KWAN Hung Sum

174396

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KWAN Kuen Kun
KWAN Kuen Kun

174292

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KWAN Yin Pui
KWAN Yin Pui

174243

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KWOK Bing Kwong
KWOK Bing Kwong

174193

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KWOK Chiu Yum
KWOK Chiu Yum

174272

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KWOK Chiu Yum
KWOK Chiu Yum

174201

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KWOK Kai On
KWOK Kai On

174277

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