Kōrero: Otago region

Ding market garden

Ding market garden

Three generations of the Ding family take a break from hoeing their market garden at Outram, west of Dunedin, in 1964 (top); crates of produce are loaded onto a truck at the Dings’ garden, around 1961 (bottom). After the gold-mining era, a few Chinese miners did not return to China but began growing vegetables to supply Dunedin’s households. They founded a small but distinct community in the city and surrounding districts.

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Private collection
Photographs by Charlie Ding

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Workers until 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22665/ding-market-garden (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015