Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew

Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew, born in Dunedin, was raised speaking Cantonese; she didn’t learn English until she started school. Graduating from the University of Otago with a languages degree, she became a high school teacher. A great-great-granddaughter of Choie Sew Hoy, and fifth generation New Zealander, Jenny has traced the history of her Cantonese ancestors from Guangdong, China, to Melbourne, Australia, to Central Otago, New Zealand.

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