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.

KWOK Shu Chuen
KWOK Shu Chuen

174153

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KWOK Shu Tong
KWOK Shu Tong

174151

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KWOK Wah Shui
KWOK Wah Shui

174200

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KWOK Wun Sun
KWOK Wun Sun

174183

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LAI Che Nam
LAI Che Nam

174172

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LAI Chun Chuen
LAI Chun Chuen

174296

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LAI Chun Chuen
LAI Chun Chuen

174161

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LAI Hung Cheuk
LAI Hung Cheuk

174255

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LAI Man Kay
LAI Man Kay

174283

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LAI Moon Hoi
LAI Moon Hoi

174164

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LAI Moon Kum
LAI Moon Kum

174252

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LAI Sum Lui
LAI Sum Lui

174222

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LAU Che Ho
LAU Che Ho

174397

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LAU Che Shun
LAU Che Shun

174203

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LAU Dzap Wun
LAU Dzap Wun

174286

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LAU Hoi Che
LAU Hoi Che

174199

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LAU Hung Ching
LAU Hung Ching

174148

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LAU Kum Hoi
LAU Kum Hoi

174273

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LAU KunYu
LAU KunYu

174250

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LAU Ng Wai
LAU Ng Wai

174186

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LAU Ng Yan
LAU Ng Yan

174390

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LAU Siu Wun
LAU Siu Wun

174400

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LAU To Leung
LAU To Leung

174170

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LAU Wai Tin
LAU Wai Tin

174261

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