Chinese Footprints: Walking Tour of Wellington's Chinese History


Led by Lynette Shum and Nigel Murphy


Starts at Poon Fah Rooms, 150 Vivian Street

Start date: 

25 January 2020

End date: 

25 January 2020

Hours of admission: 

2 - 4pm

Cost of admission: 

$20 Tickets from Eventfinda

Greengrocers were a very family business, 1920s. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington: 1/2–037502–G

Chinese Footprints: Walking tour of Wellington’s Chinese history

Chinese footprints, led by oral historian Lynette Shum and historian Nigel Murphy, will take attendees on a walking tour that traces Chinese histories through Te Aro, central Wellington. The rich history of the Chinese in Wellington has largely been erased, but the stories remain. This 2-hour walking tour, starting with a potted history, highlights sites of significance for Wellington's Chinese community including businesses, eateries and Haining Street's 'Chinatown'. The tour will conclude with a pot of Chinese tea.

The tour starts at the Poon Fah rooms at 150 Vivian Street. Tickets are available through eventfinda here.

Chinese Footprints: Walking tour of Wellington’s Chinese history

This event is run as part of the "Being Chinese in Aotearoa" exhibition currently running at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata until 16 February 2020.

Rain day alternate date is 8 February