Chan Dar Chee surrounded by his grandchildren
By kind permission of David Wong

Avondale's Chinese market gardeners


FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesWest Auckland
Date

Saturday 13 October, 2pm-3pm

Venue

Avondale Library

93 Rosebank Rd, Avondale

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Cost

Free

Bookings

No bookings required

Website

aucklandlibraries.govt.nz

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Event details

Avondale/Waterview historian Lisa Truttman will explore the stories of Avondale's Chinese market gardeners, from Ah Chee's purchase of land on Rosebank Road, to the latter days of such enterprises on Rosebank and New Windsor.

Hear about the public opposition to the Sunday work of the Cantonese immigrants, and the acts of kindness by the growers to their neighbours in need.

On display, a variety of Chinese vegetables and recipes that promote good health.


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