- Loong Fung Chin family
- c. 1902 - c. 1906
- Australia - Northern Territory?
- Interpretive description
Note that captions identifying the individuals in this photograph differ. The photograph is dated 1902 from the information provided on the National Library of Australia copy of this photograph. According to the caption Chin Loong Fung was aged 89 in 1976 when he died and he is estimated to be roughly 15 years old in this photograph.
- Chinese family, Loong Fung Chin
Left to right, back to front: Chin Loong Kang [?], Chin Took Fung, Chin Loong Sing, Chin Yet Chow, Chin Loong Fung, Chin Loong Teng, Chin Loong Dep, Chin Gook Lan, Chin Loong Bing, Chin Mei Liang, Chin Loong Jong, Chin Loong Pon, Chin Moy Goor, Chin Loong Tang.
- Accompanying the photograph is information about the individuals in the portrait. They appear to have been numbered in order of seniority. Chin Mei Liang (the older man in the centre) is numbered one. Chin Loong Jong on his right is two, Chin Loong Bing on his left is three, Chin loong Pon on his right again is four and Chin Gook Lan is five. Individuals from left to right directly behind are numbered six to nine and the back row left to right ten to twelve. The two children at the front are thirteen and fourteen.
Compactus collection; National Library of Australia - Picture collection. Details
Left to right: 4th row, Loong Gang, Dock Fond, Jang Gou. 3rd row, Sui Kee, Loong Dep, Loong Fon, Loong Tong, Loong Pon, Loon Tang. 2nd row, Loong Bing, Chin Mee Leung, Loong Jong. 1st row, Sui Moy, Loong Pak.
- Published photograph
Yee, Glenice, Through Chinese Eyes: The Chinese Experience in the Northern Territory 1874-2004, Glenice Yee, PO Box 2365, Parap, NT, 2006. Details
Photograph published courtesy of Daryl Chin collection
- Chinese women, although greatly outnumbered by Chinese men for most of Darwin's pre-war history, played a vital role in the development of the Top End.
In the early years they established the large families that became an integral part of Darwin's cosmopolitan character. This picture, taken in about 1906, shows one young girl (far left) in traditional Chinese costume and with bound feet along with the male members of her family, forebears of many current Darwin families including Chin, Chan, Tang, Moy and Ho.
- c. 1906
- Published photograph
James, Barbara, No Man's Land: Women of the Northern Territory, Collins Publishers Australia, Australia, 1989. Details
Photograph published courtesy of Ernie Chin
- Chin Gook Lan
- Chin Loong Bing
- Chin Loong Dep
- Chin Loong Fung (c. 1887 - 1976)
- Chin Loong Jong
- Chin Loong Kang [?]
- Chin Loong Pon
- Chin Loong Sing
- Chin Loong Tang
- Chin Loong Teng
- Chin Mee Leung
- Chin Moy Goor
- Chin Took Fung
- Chin Yet Chow