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.

NG Boon Fu
NG Boon Fu

174388

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NG Chung Gee
NG Chung Gee

174141

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NG Kin Ying
NG Kin Ying

174394

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NG King Chuen
NG King Chuen

174157

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NG King Ming
NG King Ming

174149

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NG Ping Sheung
NG Ping Sheung

174267

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NG Pui Shun
NG Pui Shun

174275

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NG Sik Kuen
NG Sik Kuen

174208

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NG Sik Kum
NG Sik Kum

174190

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NG Sik Leu
NG Sik Leu

174240

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NG Tin Wun
NG Tin Wun

174265

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NG To Sing
NG To Sing

174213

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NG Wah Foon
NG Wah Foon

174192

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NG Wai Wun
NG Wai Wun

174266

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NG Wai Wun
NG Wai Wun

174146

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NG Wui Hong
NG Wui Hong

174246

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NG Wui Wong
NG Wui Wong

174219

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NG Yau San
NG Yau San

174202

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NG Yiu Luen
NG Yiu Luen

174393

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NG Yiu Luen
NG Yiu Luen

174387

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NG Yu Ching
NG Yu Ching

174216

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NG Yu Tin
NG Yu Tin

174143

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SHUM Hung Yeung
SHUM Hung Yeung

174215

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SHUM Man Yum
SHUM Man Yum

174221

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