Growing Up Chinese in Wellington: A Community Conversation


Led by Kirsten Wong with photographic backdrop by author Nigel Murphy


New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Start date: 

7 December 2019

End date: 

7 December 2019

Hours of admission: 

1 - 2.30pm

Cost of admission: 


The Gock Family, innovative market gardeners in Mangere, Auckland, 1960s
The Gock Family, innovative market gardeners, 1960s. Photo Courtesy of Megan Blackwell, on behalf of Fay and Joe Gock

Join Wellingtonian Kirsten Wong and members of the local community for a fascinating session of  storytelling and reminiscing about growing up  Chinese in Wellington.

What was it like to be a kid with Chinese ancestry going to school in  Wellington?  How do you live, learn and connect  with your  Wellington history? How do you grow up managing different cultural and social expectations? 

Sharing stories from behind the public façade of Chinese restaurants, shops, political and social organisations, the conversation will bring members of the community together to discuss how histories and stories are written and shared with a photographic backdrop provided by author Nigel Murphy.

All welcome!

Free entry.