The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Chinese family

Moy Bak Ling was from Duang Feng, China. He went to Australia as a 17 year old to dig for gold in Ballarat along with 10,000 other Chinese, but the conditions at the mines were so bad that he took off to Fiji. He sailed solo from Australia to Levuka in 1855, when he was 20 years old. A carpenter by profession, Moy Bak Ling's shop in Levuka was the first Chinese business to set up in Fiji.

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