(By Telegraph —Press Association.)
WELLINGTON, Last Night
The Wellington Benevolent Institution to-day received a letter from Mr Yung Liang Hwang, Chinese Consul in New Zealand, with reference to the case of the blind Chinese gardener, who applied to the Trustees for assistance, when the Trustees undertook to supplement by £4 some £12 or £13, raised by the supplicant's fellow countrymen.
The Chinese Association have since seen the Consul, and he mentioned to a deputation, the contribution which had been made by the institution. He was informed by members that over £30 had been collected by the Wellington Chinese for their unfortunate compatriot, with the object of sending him back to China, to enter a native benevolent institution. The Wellington Chinese Association also requested the Consul to return the donation of £4 with thanks to the Benevolent Trustees, on the ground that the needs of the case were already fully met.
In concluding his letter the Consul wrote: "I quite appreciate the delicate feeling of the Chinese in this matter, and at the same time I cannot be ignorant of the good service which the Wellington Benevolent Institution has so nobly rendered to our unfortunate Chinese in the past, and for which I personally feel very grateful."
- ↑ INDIGENT CHINESE, Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume LX, Issue 9361, 5 May 1909, http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WDT19090505.2.12.7
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