Being Chinese in Aotearoa

Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A Photographic Journey. This is a stunning and informative history of migration. It documents difficulties and triumphs in the face of ongoing racism. Highly recommend visiting if you’re in New Zealand Aotearoa. On the left you can see Appo Hocton (Ah Poo Hoc Ting), who arrived in his 20s, in 1842, to become the first documented Chinese-New Zealander.

This is Matilda (Aheong) Li Keong, the first documented Chinese woman migrant in New Zealand Aotearoa. She arrived with her husband and worked as an interpreter as well as educating new arrivals. Her children were all as highly accomplished as she, including the first Chinese-New Zealander University graduate.
From the must-see exhibition, Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A Photographic Journey.

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