Monday, 9 February 2015

Discover your Identity : Book Review "Har Gee Chans in New Zealand"


Settlers in New Zealand : Rotorua


New Zealand has been a popular destination for settlers since the mid-1800s and this has meant many different cultures have added theirs to the mix of ethnicity’s in our fair country now.   One of these cultures is Chinese, the following review is about one such family from which 20 young men came then finally settled in New Zealand in the 1930s.

Har Gee Chans in New Zealand : Har Gee Chan’s Reunion Committee 2014 celebrating the arrival of the wives and children in New Zealand 75 years ago / Helen Wong, Maggie Chan, Vincent Chan, Ruth Lam. c2014.
This history of the Chans of Har Gee village, Guangdong, China tells of their arrival in New Zealand going to relatives in these towns Dannevirke, Ohakune, Raetihi and Rotorua. How they travelled back and forth until 1937 when the Japanese invaded China. After this they decided to move their women and children to resettle in New Zealand. 

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