Kōrero: Auckland places

Chinese gardener, Pukekohe (1 o 3)

Chinese gardener, Pukekohe

In the 19th century the lure of gold encouraged Chinese migration to New Zealand. When the gold was exhausted, many Chinese people drifted to cities looking for work. Others established market gardens in areas like Pukekohe, supplying Auckland with fresh produce. Although labour intensive and requiring long hours, growing vegetables required comparatively little capital outlay. This photograph of an unknown Pukekohe Chinese gardener was taken around the 1970s.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Pukekohe and the rural south-west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16255/chinese-gardener-pukekohe (accessed 22 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016