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The Fruits Of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand

  • Calendar Icon Friday, 16 March, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Location Icon Central Library 4 The Square
    Palmerston North
    Manawatu-Wanganui
    4410

Overview

Many of us remember well the daily or weekly trip to the local shops to buy our food supplies. Often, the fruit and vege shop was run by a Chinese family. However, the introduction of self-service retailing and the emergence of supermarkets led to the demise of the independent retailer.

Authors Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King were commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust to tell this story in a fully-illustrated, two volume set. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Facilitated by New Zealand Chinese Association Manawatū Branch.

Central Library, Event Central - Ground Floor