Merchant, Miner, Mandarin: extraordinary story of Choie Sew Hoy

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 24 June 2020

Choie Sew Hoy was a visionary merchant, Chinese leader and gold dredger in Dunedin and Otago in the late 1800s. Kathryn talks with his great-great grand-daughter Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and her historian husband Trevor Agnew who've just published a book about Sew Hoy. Merchant, Miner, Mandarin also shines light on race relations in late 19th century as Choie Sew Hoy successfully straddled both the Chinese and European worlds.