Location 245
Location #245. Ah Chong Store & Butchery.
Map 11

Pigroot Gully


Shepherds Creek


Location #245. Ah Chong Store & Butchery. Shepherds Creek, left bank - mouth of Pigroot Gully.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Location Type

Commercial Building

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Interested Parties

The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.

Group Date Description
1 1871 - 1876 Ah Chong Details
2 1876 - 1887 Chung Hung Lung Details
3 1887 - 1897 Lung Soy Details
4 c1897 - 1904 Mrs S Graham (possibly) Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2819 1871 Ah Chong established his store and butchery. Ah Chong established a store and butchery at Shepherds Creek. The store was fully equipped with benches for opium smokers and tables for playing dominoes.
2820 1876 Ah Chong sold the store and butchery to Chung Hung Lung. In July of 1876, Ah Chong sold the store and the butchery to Chung Hung Lung who had a store and a garden further upstream in Shepherds Creek (see location #249)
2822 1887 Sale of the property to the Kwong Shing Wing company. It appears that the firm of Kwong Shing Wing who were general merchants of Dunedin may have purchased the business at this time (they may have owned it from 1871 but no record of this is known). The Bannockburn branch of Kwong Shing Wing was to be known as the Lang Kin Store. Lung Soy was appointed as manager.
2826 1897 The store is closed down. The Kwong Shing Wing company cancelled their occupation licence at Bannockburn (Cromwell Argus 2 Nov 1897). It appears that the store closed down at this time.
2827 c1897 Mrs Graham and her son may have moved to dwelling #245, It appears that about this time, Mrs Graham may have moved from Kawarau Station (possibly part of dwelling #285) to dwelling #245 with her son James Brown Graham. Oral family history mentions Mrs Graham living in a disused Chinese hut in the Shepherds Creek area around this time. It may not have been location #245, but may have been close by.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
129 Cromwell Argus via Paul Crump 25 Sept 1889 Application for occupation - Kwong Wing Wing, Tiney's Gully View Image