Photographer unknown, Abboo Mason with wife Mary, daughter Lavinia and son Joseph, circa 1866.Contributors
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The interpreter Abboo Mason was a pre-gold rush migrant from China.
He left for Australia from Macau in around the 1840s. His home province was Zhongshan in Guangdong Province. He was the interpreter on the Ballarat goldfields in 1867 when he wrote a report on the Chinese in Ballarat for the Victorian Parliament.
He is pictured here with his wife, Mary who he married in 1853, and their two children Joseph and Lavinia, circa 1866.
With thanks to Leigh McKinnon of the Golden Dragon Museum.