Chinese First Families Project
Chinese First Families Register
We are meeting the challenge of making our heritage resources relevant to Chinese Aucklanders for the present and future generations by compiling a register of first families in Auckland from 1840 onwards. This project will register the first families of immigrant groups arriving in New Zealand and their family histories.
The aims of this project are to preserve histories and the living memories of the first Chinese families arriving into New Zealand, as well as providing a place to hold our shared history in trust for future generations.
The Chinese First Families Register forms can be downloaded here:
Guide to filling in the register forms PDF 442 KB
Chinese First Families Register forms PDF 280 KB
If you have trouble printing the forms, they can be obtained through contacting our Family History Librarian.
Chinese woman using a foot operated spindle, Possibly in China or Hong Kong - From the Pirie Photo Albums
We welcome your donation of family and organisational documents and photographs in the future. These treasures will be preserved and made accessible to the public as part of the Special Collections on the Heritage Floor at the Central Library.
Please contact our Heritage Collection Manager, Theresa Graham for further information on collection donations.
Ph: (09) 307 7983