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Ah Poo from Canton

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My grandfather Edward William Ah Poo born 1872 in Victoria Australia, not much is known as to who are his decendants his fathers name on his birth records show as Ah Poo Ah Poo. his historical records are very hard to find.
I am more interested in finding out more about Ah Poo Ah Poo and his heritage, can anyone shed some light

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on 2011-09-15 16:52:42

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by janilye on 2011-09-19 10:05:09

There were a few Ah Poo Ah Poo's, one I know of had a market garden in Rockhampton another was a chinese interpreter in Melbourne another died in nsw in 1896. Tell me, was Edward William Ah Poo's mother Frances Louisa Thurlow ?

by janilye on 2011-09-19 10:14:44

Here are a few sites researching Chinese Australians La Trobe university
You'll find Carol Holsworth's blog on chinese in rural Victoria interesting

by dianeyoung on 2011-09-19 19:05:44

yes she was his mother

by Aussie1947 on 2011-09-19 19:25:18

Couple of references for a George Ahpoo in Sydney.

New South Wales Country Directory 1895 (Hall)
Ahpoo Geo., Windsor-road, orchardist.

New South Wales PO Directory 1904 (Wise)
Thomas Street
Ahpoo George.


by dianeyoung on 2011-09-20 07:22:46

thankyou so much as i have come across a geo in the family tree but he was married to their daughter Sybil estelle Ah Poo. His name was geo young as far as i can figure, but there was a george somewhere but i dont remember where, i did think at that time that his name was george and had been abreviated

I have the name of Ah Kum and Ah Sin which i think were edward William Ah Poo's grandparents, do you know anything about them

by BradPowe on 2012-01-24 01:48:55

Thanks for bringing those references to light, Gerry.

'George' Ah Poo (aka Harper) was my great-great-grandfather; he came out from Canton before 1862, when he was registered in Tambaroora (Hill End). He failed to find gold, eventually taking work as a farm labourer in the Shoalhaven district - where he married Emma Ann Lowe in 1876.

The family moved to Parramatta in the mid-1880s, where Ah Poo and his eldest son Herbert William ('Bertie') worked as market gardeners on land at Darling Mills (near the Bunnings store in North Parramatta), on the way to Castle Hill.

If you can get to Parramatta before March 11, 2012, we have an exhibition at the Parramatta Heritage Centre in Church St (opposite the Riverside Theatre).


by dianeyoung on 2012-06-24 02:49:16

Hi Brad, do you know any of your gt gt grandfathers brothers or sisters if so what are their names
My grandfathers name Edward William David Horace Ah Poo, his mother was Frances Thurlow and married Ah Poo Ah poo in Melbourne about 1872, we have no other information on him or Frances death etc is extremely hard to find, they were very secretive . He came from Canton and was also called by the name of Simon Ah Poo, but his marriage to Frances was signed in Chinese

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