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By: Trevor Agnew1st Dec 2015 3:18PMThe Picture on the left does indeed show CHOIE Sew Hoy (c.1836-1901) but the picture on the right, probably taken at the same time, shows his oldest son CHOIE Kum Yok. Kum Yok (1855-1932) was born in Sha Kong village, Upper Panyu county, Guangdong, China. He came out to Otago to join his father in 1873, aged 18. The likelihood is that he was one of the four Chinese passengers who arrived in Dunedin by the barque Harriet Armitage, which had been chartered for a Dunedin - Hong Kong - Dunedin voyage by Choie Sew Hoy and other Dunedin Chinese merchants. - Otago Daily Times, 18 October 1873, p.2 Kum Yok took part in the family merchant business and returned to China in 1897, becoming a wealthy businessman in China. He died in 1932. Kum Yok was the father of Hugh SEW HOY (1902-1996), a prominent Dunedin businessman. -Trevor Agnew 1 Dec 2015
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Hocken Snapshop (10th Jul 2012). As a Young Man. In Website Hocken Snapshop. Retrieved 13th Nov 2019 23:37, from https://hocken.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/32485