Lily Lee – About the Author
Lily Lee at the start of Great Wall, 2007. Courtesy LILY LEE.

Lily Lee – About the Author

It has been tremendously rewarding for me to interview, research and write stories about the lives of Chinese people in New Zealand. Lily Lee at the start of Great Wall,…

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The Joe Gock Story
Over 70 years of market gardening Joe and Fay Gock, 2011. Courtesy MEGAN BLACKWELL.

The Joe Gock Story

The story of Joe Gock written by Lily Lee 18 April 2016. This story is extended from the story of Joe and Fay Gock in ‘Sons of the Soil’, Lee…

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Ho Sue Shee – A Woman from Zhong Shan
Ho Sue Shee, c1950. Courtesy LILY LEE.

Ho Sue Shee – A Woman from Zhong Shan

Ho Sue Shee 何蕭氏 1901 – 1992 In 2007 Peter David Lee (Gin Wing Siu 甄永笑) film documentary maker (born 1979), made a short filmm on the intriguing and influential…

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Father and Son: Young Man Chit and Sam Young
Young Man Chit with his truckload of cauliflowers, c1920s. Courtesy UNA LUEY & OWEN YOUNG.

Father and Son: Young Man Chit and Sam Young

Compiled from information provided by Owen Young and an interview conducted by Lily Lee with Sam Young, 6 Shadwell Place, St Heliers, 6 September 2015 Young Man Chit 楊文捷– 1898…

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The Fong Family Story
Bill Fong at Vegeworld opening day, 1983. Courtesy ANTHONY FONG.

The Fong Family Story

This story was written by Lily Lee from information provided by Nancy Wong Toi 11 June 2015 and by Anthony Fong, 3 July 2015. Also an interview with Nancy Wong…

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Norman Choy and Fruit Shop
Ng Long Yim (left) serving in the King Ching shop prior to 1950. He is with Bob Ching. BING HING COLLECTION.

Norman Choy and Fruit Shop

“Story of Norman Choy written by Lily Lee from an interview conducted by Lily Lee with Norman Choy at 95 Symonds Street, Royal Oak, Auckland, 10 December 2007 and information…

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