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New Zealand Chinese 1880-1970

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I have written a book on a century of Chinese in Taranaki, called "In the Mountain's Shadow", published 2010.

I research the Chinese from Jungseng, Canton, China to New Zealand - and have a message board http://nzchinese.proboards.com/index.cgi

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on 2011-06-08 05:58:56

NZBC , from New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2009. is researching the following names: CHAN, WONG, .

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by ngairedith on 2011-06-08 06:07:58

hello NZBC,

LEE Millie Ching Shing 1906 died aged 1 month
- she is buried in the Dannevirke Settlers Cemetery
- Millie was born on 19 March 1906, a daughter of Chan Ming Fun, (aka Ching Shing) Lee & Soong Ching (Yen Lee)

- Registration Number from NZ Birth Death Marriage:
Family Name - Child's name - Mother's Name - Father's Name
1906/6627 Lee, Millie - Soong Ching - Ching Sing

- Ching Shing Lee was from Hargee Village, Canton, China
- their 5th son William Lee was a Pilot Officer in WWII
- they also had Jimmie Lee & Annie Ylang Lee and at least 4 other sons ...

If Millie was NOT their child do you know who was ??? and do you know the names of their other 4 sons ??

by NZBC on 2011-06-08 07:22:39

The information "Ching Shing Lee was from Hargee Village, Canton, China; their 5th son William Lee was a Pilot Officer in WWII; they also had Jimmie Lee & Annie Ylang Lee and at least 4 other sons" is correct for another man. Our Ching Shing Lee must have taken over the business (Was it a fruit/vege shop) that the original Ching Shing Lee.

Typical of Chinese businesses of the day, the name on the shop window ddn't change, while the owners did change. From what I understand, the people who did the Stones directory, didn't actually go into the shops to ask who was the owner - they just looked at the name on the window or building. By the way, where did you get the informaton on Williem Jimmie and Annie?

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