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From: "beehiveb" <>
Subject: Re: family name help
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 08:00:44 +1300
For those with Chinese family in New Zealand, there is a book called
"The Poll-Tax in New Zealand: A research paper" by Nigel Murphy. Background
history. Can't see an ISBN. 1994. It does list information from the
Wellington Poll Tax butts. Says 1888-1930. c48pages of names. Name, born,
age, former residence, arrived by ship, from, Photo, amount paid, finger
prints, additional info.
Names are listed chronological. So very hard to search. Just can't offer to
do that!! But you might be able to borrow on Library interloan.
> On 05 Jan 2002 in soc.genealogy.misc, Pin wrote:
> > That leads me to my last name.... well I THINK its my last name. You
> > see it's of Chinese origin and apparently there MAY be some confusion
> > as to whether they used to write their first name last or the other way
> > around. Anyway, assuming that its around the right way for now.....this
> > fella "Chin Lang Tip" came from overseas to Australia back in 1856 at
> > the age of 19years.