Sunday, June 10, 2018


On Thursday Totara 2 went to Shantytown where we learnt about the Chinese immigrants and how they lived on the West Coast. We learnt that the men were sent over by their villages to become rich and send money home to their village. Once they had $100 saved of their own money, they were allowed to return. Many of the men left their wives and children to come and find their fortune. The Europeans didn't like the Chinese and were often very racist to them. We also learnt that the Chinese were very good market gardeners. Below are a few photos from the day. Check out some of our blogs next week to learn more!

1 comment:

  1. Ni Hao (Chinese for hello),
    Thank you for sharing this spectacular event. I wish I went there and learned as much as you did about the Chinese immigrants who live in the West . Keep up the good work


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