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The Chee Kung Tong — Treasures from the Doris Chung Collection

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Cost: Free talk. RSVP required for collection viewing.
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Chinese Language Week 2020 series

Come and hear about treasures from the Doris Chung Collection and a mysterious international organisation. The talk will be followed by a viewing of a selection from the collection.

Mystery international organisation

What was Wellington’s role in this mysterious international organisation, what hidden and secret language and characters did they use, and how did Doris’ family see it?

The event will be followed by a viewing arranged by Curator Oliver Stead—limited capacity.

Chinese Language week

RSVP for viewing session

There will be three viewings of 30 minutes each. Viewing times are:

  • 11:30pm to 12:00pm
  • 1:10pm to 1:40pm — Full
  • 1:40pm to 2:10pm — Full

RSVP to join a viewing by emailing ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

About the speakers

Historian Nigel Murphy is New Zealand’s foremost authority on this topic and community advocate Kirsten Wong is a niece of Doris Chung.

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Triangular black flag with red edging and Chinese characters.
Silk triangular Hung League — Chinese Masonic Society regimental/ritual flag with Chinese characters painted on the front. Doris Chung collection. Ref:D-014-022/029. Alexander Turnbull Library.