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Acknowledgements A Note on Names Prologue PART ONE Chapter 1: Choie Bing Sum and Choie Sew Hoy Chapter 2: Sew Hoy and the Gold Mountain Chapter 3: Off to Victoria Chapter 4: An Invitation to Otago Chapter 5: The Chinese Arrive Chapter 6: Prejudice and Protection Chapter 7: Shopkeepers and Merchants PART TWO Chapter 8: Choie Sew Hoy Moves to Dunedin Chapter 9: Setting up in Stafford Street Chapter 10: Wood-ear Fungus and Wealth Chapter 11: Cargo for Otago Chapter 12: Getting the Goods to the Shops Chapter 13: 'A Fair State of Cultivation' PART THREE Chapter 14: A Man of Gold Chapter 15: Other Mining Ventures Chapter 16: 'His Well-known Energy' Chapter 17: Family Matters Chapter 18: 'The Inspired Machine' Chapter 19: 'Future Prospects Magnificent' Chapter 20: More Dredges and an Exhibition Chapter 21: The Good Years at Big Beach and the End Chapter 22: The Nokomai Valley PART FOUR Chapter 23: 'They Contribute Cheerfully to the Revenue' Chapter 24: Heightened Hatred Chapter 25: Protest and Petitions PART FIVE Chapter 26: Sew Hoy and the Dunedin European Elites Chapter 27: 'A Fairly Lucky Backer' Chapter 28: Cheong Shing Tong Chapter 29: Eliza Chapter 30: Last Voyage Epilogue: The Heritage of Choie Sew Hoy Timeline Notes Further Reading Image Credits Index

About the Author

Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew, born in Dunedin, was raised speaking Cantonese; she didn't learn English until she started school. Graduating from the University of Otago with a languages degree, she became a high school teacher. A great-great-granddaughter of Choie Sew Hoy, and fifth generation New Zealander, Jenny has traced the history of her Cantonese ancestors from Guangdong, China, to Melbourne, Australia, to Central Otago, New Zealand. Trevor Agnew has a lifelong passion for New Zealand history. As an award-winning writer and teacher, he has had a wide range of articles and reviews published in New Zealand and Australia. He has combined his interests and skills to help honour a remarkable man in this new history.

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