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.

LAU Wing Sum
LAU Wing Sum

174399

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LAU Yung Duen
LAU Yung Duen

174392

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LEE Chung Sing
LEE Chung Sing

174142

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LEE Oi Yung
LEE Oi Yung

174284

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LEE Wong Chun
LEE Wong Chun

174159

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LEE Wong Chun
LEE Wong Chun

174271

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LEUNG Bing Kum
LEUNG Bing Kum

174204

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LEUNG Cheung Kau
LEUNG Cheung Kau

174217

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LEUNG Hon Kwong
LEUNG Hon Kwong

174207

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LEUNG Tai Hing
LEUNG Tai Hing

174140

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LEUNG Yung So
LEUNG Yung So

174166

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LEUNG Yung So
LEUNG Yung So

174297

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LEUNG Yung Wai
LEUNG Yung Wai

174232

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LO Man Tak
LO Man Tak

174155

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LO Sik Cheung
LO Sik Cheung

174259

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LO Sik Kay
LO Sik Kay

174223

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LO Sik Lun
LO Sik Lun

174253

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LO Siu Jik
LO Siu Jik

174224

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LO Yun Chiu
LO Yun Chiu

174263

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LUI Che Kuen
LUI Che Kuen

174293

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LUI Choi Tze
LUI Choi Tze

174231

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LUI Kai
LUI Kai

174241

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NG Bak Lim
NG Bak Lim

174218

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NG Bo Lai
NG Bo Lai

174214

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