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Re: Fu Pan; Nam Chang from Amoy

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Posted by Al Chinn on July 17, 19100 at 11:02:40:

In Reply to: Re: Fu Pan; Nam Chang from Amoy posted by Philippa Harvey on July 17, 19100 at 03:52:42:

: Thanks, Al, but again we have a problem. He came out here about 1850 and supposedly spent some years in NSW before moving to Queensland. Unless he was assisted or had the money to come first class he is probably included in the usual statement which reads something like this: "250 Coolies in Steerage", a common comment from most of the arriving vessels I've been able to check out, and that is quite a few.
: I guess my main problem is still trying to discover his Chinese name, but I am just about to give up on that - all roads seem to lead to brick walls at this point!!!

Here is a site I found with a somewhat similar situation:

Maybe some of the links may help or perhaps contact the writer.

The National Archives of Australia has a shipping list at

With regards to the name Fu Pan and Nam Chang written on your gf's birth certificate, either name can be the surname in each case, ie. Fu or Pan. It is hard to tell sometimes because they may have been reversed. Chinese identify their surname first followed by their personal name.

If you wish to discuss this further you can contact me directly you may e-mail me at ""

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