Story: City history and people

Chinese enclave, Haining Street

Chinese enclave, Haining Street

Cities developed ethnic enclaves in the 19th century. In Wellington, the Chinese community settled around Te Aro’s Frederick and Haining streets, shown here in 1904. The area had a rather prejudiced reputation in the wider community as a centre of drug-taking, gambling and vice.

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Growth of urban culture, 1980s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23538/chinese-enclave-haining-street (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010