Guangdong Province, China
- hotelkeeper and storekeeper
- Alternative Names
- Fung Mow
- Mow Fung
According to a caption on Mow Fung's portrait he was a respected and naturalised Chinese storekeeper and hotelier at Mullock Bank (Morella). He later moved to Deep Lead. The Hargreaves family seem to have been friends with him.
Research by Mow Fung's descendants indicates he was born in 1846 and that around 1896 he and his family moved to Hong Kong. Four of his children (Fred, Ned, Alice, Esie) appear in a Deep Lead school photograph in 1892. According to the birth certificate of one of his other children, Elizabeth, he was born in 'Canton, China' and married Huish Huish (also born in Canton, China) on 2 December 1868 at Ararat. The certificate mentions two other children, Lena and Emily who were 5 and 2 years old respectively at the date Elizabeth's birth was registered, 7 July 1877. Two other deceased children are also listed, Hing and Manon.
- 'Mow Fung, Elizabeth', in Birth Certificates, Swan Genealogy, Swan Genealogy: Specialising in Western Australian Research website, http://www.swangenealogy.com.au/BDM/Birth%20Certificate%20Mow%20Fung.pdf. Details
- 'State School 721', in Deep Lead Historical Links, Deep Lead Progress Association Inc, Deep Lead Progress Association website, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~deeplead/school.html. Details
- Mow Fung
- c. 1896
- Hong Kong
Sources used to compile this entry: 'State School 721', in Deep Lead Historical Links, Deep Lead Progress Association Inc, Deep Lead Progress Association website, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~deeplead/school.html.
Created: 14 September 2005, Last modified: 3 January 2006