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Interview with Ella Lila Wong

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Title:Interview with Ella Lila Wong
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Wong, Ella Lila (interviewee)
Keywords:Ethnic Relations
Family Life
Date Issued:1986
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description:A woman of Chinese ancestry recalls her Sheridan Street and Hobron Lane homes; family fishponds and poultry farm; Hawaiian, Japanese and Chinese neighbors; storms, floods and loss of pond fishes; interaction with Fort DeRussy soldiers; childhood chores, including gathering shellfish for ducks and selling fresh eggs; swimming and night torching; Lilikoi, the Hawaiian storyteller; Ala Wai dredging; wagon and streetcar transportation; candy and fabric peddlers; neighborly relationships; Kam Look Store; Aloha Park; filling in of fishpond; meeting husband; and apartments on family property.
(not discussed in interview); Chinese; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:1 hr, 25 min
28 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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