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Sun Chong Kee was a Fancy Dry Goods store in Lower Hutt.

“Practical Sympathy,” New Zealand Times, November 6, 1908, Volume XXX, Issue 6660 edition, Page 3, accessed October 29, 2021, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTIM19081106.2.9.

On 6 November 1908, the New Zealand Times reported that Sun Chong Kee, in Wellington, donated £1 1s to the funds of Wellington Hospital. It was noted that Chinese residents in Wellington had contributed a total of £111 8s. [1]

‘Page 12 Advertisements Column 2’, Evening Post, 10 January 1912, VOLUME LXXXIII, ISSUE 8 edition, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19120110.2.133.2.

On 10 January 1912, the Evening Post published this advertisement, which stated that they were located on Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt:[2]SALE OF FARM AND GARDEN IMPLEMENTS, HORSES, AND SPRING CART.

MONDAY 15TH JANUARY, 2.30 p.m.[2]

MESSRS. LAERY AND CO., LTD., Allen-street, have received instructions to sell at the farm of Sun Chong Kee, Waiwetu-road, Lower Hutt

2 good half-draught horses

2 sets harness

1 spring cart (to carry 1 ½ tons)

1 tip dray

1 plough

1 roller

1 set disc harrows

Together with complete set of garden tools.

1250 International Chinese business directory of the world.png It was listed on page 1250 of the 1913 International Chinese business directory of the world[3] in Wellington, however no location is listed. [3]

“Page 1 Advertisements Column 6,” Evening Post, June 3, 1922, Volume CIII, Issue 129 edition, accessed November 1, 2021, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19220603.2.3.6.

A "For sale" advertisement in the Evening Post on 3 June 1922 reads:

Have good strong Horse Cart to Sell. Apply to Sun Chong Kee, High-st., Lower Hutt; [4]




  1. “Practical Sympathy,” New Zealand Times, November 6, 1908, Volume XXX, Issue 6660 edition, Page 3, accessed October 29, 2021, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTIM19081106.2.9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘Page 12 Advertisements Column 2’, Evening Post, 10 January 1912, VOLUME LXXXIII, ISSUE 8 edition, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19120110.2.133.2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Huang, J. (1913). International Chinese business directory of the world / compiled by Wong Kin. International Chinese Business Directory Co. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b440600;view=1up;seq=9
  4. “Page 1 Advertisements Column 6,” Evening Post, June 3, 1922, Volume CIII, Issue 129 edition, accessed November 1, 2021, https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19220603.2.3.6.

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