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Re: Ah Kuoi, Feung Kuoi, Fung - Samoa China


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Posted by Michelle (210.246.27.65) on April 10, 2006 at 22:27:26:

In Reply to: Ah Kuoi, Feung Kuoi, Fung - Samoa China posted by Michelle on October 06, 2005 at 08:49:30:

Actually, Ah Kuoi was well established by 1903 in Samoa (thanks for your research Cuz!).
According to an American Samoan Calender.... quote "American Samoa historical calendar " march 28 1903, the first group of 289 Chinese indentured laborers from Swatow, Fukien Province arrived in Apia from Shantou, China. Their term of service was for three years, at a rate of ten Deutsche marksper month.They worked 10 hours per day, six days per week, with holidays on major Chinese celebrations. George Egerton Leigh Westbrook, an English trader and long time resident of Apia described their arrival" I saw this first batch land in Apia and march up to Ah Qui's (i.e. Ah Kuoi's) big two storied house."



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