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 Haining and Frederick streets, shown here in 1904. The area had a disreputable and rather prejudiced reputation among 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, (accessed 24 November 2020)

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