Lau Poi Wei was a market gardener, Perth WA.
Most Australians did not know the name of their local Chinese market gardeners. They were often referred to as 'John Chinaman'.
In the case of Lau Poi Wei, his long-time regular customers gave him the affectionate nickname of 'Ginger' - as he gave his regulars jars of ginger at Christmas.
- Chinese market gardener Lau Poi Wei selling his produce in the streets of North Perth, 1930s-1940s
- 1930s - 1940s
- Australia - Western Australia - Perth
Prepared by: Chung Wah Association, Perth
Created: 1 December 2011