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Chinese Harp (Musical T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_2013.234.001 a-b-c
  • Item

Donor played the instrument in Chinese orchestras in Vancouver and Nanaimo. The instrument dates from c.1930 and he received it from his Uncle Sein Cheng (Vancouver).

Jung, Melbourne

Cards (Game)

  • CA NAN NAN_1985.039.001
  • Item
  • 1985-03-14

Uncertain provenance.

Unknown

Beaded Purse (Personal Gear)

  • CA NAN NAN_1999.506.001 (a-c)
  • Item
  • 1999-03-8

Local - given as a gift to donors Grandmother Martha Dawson (nee Southern) circa 1920's by Emerald Bing Kee Mah R.N. on the occasion of her wedding

Johnson, Sue

Herbalist Chest (Merchandising T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1993.040.001
  • Item
  • 1993-11-01

The chest was made in China c. 1910 and brought to Nanaimo prior to World War I by Wong Kee (a.k.a. Wong Wah Soon) for use in his herbalist shop, Dai Song Tong or Keep You Alive Drugstore located at 10 Pine Street in Nanaimo's Chinatown. Wong...

Headband (Clothing-Headwear)

  • CA NAN NAN_1985.037.001
  • Item
  • 1985-02-27

Made for donor's mother, Mah Sze Hun, by her sisters before she emigrated from China to Nanaimo, BC to marry Wong Kee in 1918.

Wong, Chuck

Chinese Sculpture (Art)

  • CA NAN NAN_1994.013.005
  • Item
  • 1994-09-28

The sculpture was given to Mrs. Murdoch early in her marriage of 1939 by her mother-in-law. The figurine was purchased in Nanaimo's Chinatown.

Murdoch, J., Mrs.

Kim Jung

  • CA NAN NAN_R5-34
  • Item

Resident of Nanaimo at work.

Kim Jung

  • CA NAN NAN_R5-36
  • Item

Resident of Nanaimo at work.

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