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Chinese orphan Virginea Maria Desmond at Wellington Airport, 4 January 1963

Reference Number: EP/1963/0026-F

Chinese orphan girl from Hong Kong at Wellington Airport. Her Chinese name was Chin Yin. Her New Zealand name was Virginia Maria Desmond. She subsequently lived in Wellington. Photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer on the 4th of January 1963.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Virginia Maria Desmond, Chinese - New Zealand, Girls - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Children, Chinese and Girls, Chinese.

Part of:
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative, 6 x 6 cms. Single negative

Historical Notes: The child in this image was one of ten who arrived in Wellington on the 4th of January. Another 40 were due on the 5th. The children were all from Hong Kong where they were chosen by various church organisations. Their journey was sponsored by the Catholic Immigration Committee, and the St Vincent de Paul Society, whose members had worked for 18 months to bring them to New Zealand. The entry of the children to New Zealand had been approved by the Government in 1962. All of the children had adopted parents in New Zealand. (Info from the Evening Post, 4 January 1963).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

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