My apologies. There were Hong Kong Chinese travelling from Hong Kong to Samoa in the 1930s
"Appendix of the Journal of the House of Representatives 1931
A.—4 page 17
On the Ist April, 1930, there were 953 Chinese labourers in the Territory. In May 288 returned
to China by the s.s. " Apoey," and 254 new men arrived by the same vessel. There were four deaths
during the course of the year, and two other arrivals early in 1931, so that the total number in
the Territory on 31st March, 1931, was 917.
Towards the end of the year a certain scarcity of employment for Chinese had developed owing
to the cessation of operations on some rubber plantations and general economic conditions. The
contemplated arrival of a vessel for Hong Kong in the latter part of 1931 will relieve the position, and
in the meantime the Commissioner is doing all possible to find some work for all labourers.
A-4 page 14
On the Ist April, 1931, there were 917 Chinese labourers in the Territory. In September 404 returned to China by the s.s. " Apoey," and 207 new men arrived by the same vessel. There were 8 deaths during the year, and the total number in the Territory on 31st March, 1932, was 712. There were 121 Melanesian labourers in Samoa at 31st March, 2 having died during the year, and 13 having been returned to their homes. The conduct of labourers has been good"
Later issues of the AJHR do not give ship names. The Apoey was captured and sunk during WW2.
Actual passenger lists could be in Samoa.