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The Convict's Girl and the Canton Man

Hung Fatt (1870-?)

Born in Canton China, Hung Fatt arrived in Tasmania in 1887. He was seventeen years old. He was employed as a gardener at the Wesleyan Parsonage in Hobart. When he applied for naturalisation, his application was supported by the Mayor of Launceston.
Five years later Hung Fatt married Christina Ogg(e), daughter of William Ogg and Margaret (nee Hutt), and granddaughter of convicts John Hutt and Martha (nee Hodgson). In 1896 a son was born, Charles Theo Percy R. Fatt.
Soon after this event, Hung Fatt and Christina disappear from local records, and young Charles remains in the care of his grandmother, Margaret Bates, formerly Ogg (nee Hutt).

From the 1880s to 1930s Chinese market gardeners dominated the production of vegetables in many parts of Australia.
From the 1880s to 1930s Chinese market gardeners dominated the production of vegetables in many parts of Australia.

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