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Market gardeners, 1888

Market gardeners, 1888

As the Otago goldfields were depleted, many Chinese moved into other occupations such as market gardening. This photograph, published in the Otago Witness in February 1888, shows Ah Sam and Joe Shum preparing to set off for market with vegetables they have grown.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, McNeur Collection (PAColl-5135)
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Manying Ip, 'Chinese - Later settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/509/market-gardeners-1888 (accessed 18 October 2021)

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