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Nokomai River Christian congregation

Nokomai River Christian congregation

Presbyterian minister Alexander Don made few converts among the Otago Chinese. This photograph, dated 14 January 1903, shows one of the small congregations of Chinese Christians at Nokomai River. Don is seated at the right in the front row.

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Presbyterian Archives, Knox College, Alexander Don Collection

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Manying Ip, 'Chinese - The first immigrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Manying Ip, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015