Taking root in a new land: an interview with Willie and Myra Lim, Chinese New Zealanders

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Willie and Myra both share their famiy's background, their experiences at school, houses they have lived in, and money. They both remember when the Japanese invaded China. They talk about clothes, what they did for leisure, smallpox, gambling, opium, owning a business, married life and their children. They remember their trips back to China and how they maintained their cultural links.
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Willie Lim (b.1920, d.2020)
Myra Lim
Sally Parker
Waikato Museum of Art and History
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