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Need help with Chinese names

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Re: Need help with Chinese names - Part 2

helen (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jul 2005 3:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Oct 2006 9:52PM GMT
I know how you feel - there is no order to anything. I went to Archives New Zealand recently, and came across some photos of Chinese men and women who were returning home to China for up to 4 years, from 1880- 1920s (but there are others as well). Since they had paid the poll tax of 100 pounds previously, to ensure they didn't have to pay again on return, they had to submit 2 portrait photos with name and signature. I'm sure the names are incorrect as they were "transcribed" by Europeans, and the english is written how it sounded to the recorder.
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