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The Trust

The Lawrence Chinese Camp Charitable Trust was established in 2002 by Dr James Ng, the founding Chairman and now patron of the Camp. Click here to read Dr Ng's bio.

 

Purpose of the Trust

 

​The purpose of the Trust is to:

  • Administer the Lawrence Chinese Camp site, its buildings and its adjacent land.

  • Restore, preserve and sustain the Lawrence Chinese Camp site, its buildings, its heritage and its history.

  • Develop the Lawrence Chinese Camp site and the adjacent land to complement it, for the education and enjoyment of local residents, students, researchers, and domestic and international visitors.

  • Align and coordinate the development of the Lawrence Chinese Camp site with the development of the Lawrence township, the Tuapeka District and Otago region, in the public interest.

  • Preserve, develop and interpret the Lawrence Chinese Camp site consistent with the policies of the Historic Places Trust.

  • Promote knowledge and education about the pioneer history of the Cantonese Chinese in the Camp, Otago and New Zealand through preserving and promoting the provenance of the site.

  • Join in on research into the history of gold mining in Lawrence and the Tuapeka District, without restricting the scope of the foregoing.

The Trustees

 

Occupation: Image consultant 

 

Community Positions:

Vice-Chair, New Zealand Chinese Heritage Research Charitable Trust, 

Advisor, Immigration New Zealand-Queenstown Lakes District Council Welcoming Communities Advisory Group

Denise Ng

Chairperson

Rachel Gemmill

Vice Chair

 

Occupation: Occupational Health Nurse and business owner

Covid Immunisation Coordinator for Te Whatu Ora Southern

Community Positions:

Treasurer for the Otago-Southland Occupational Health Nursing Association

Debra Murray

Treasurer

 

Occupation: Farm owner, business person 

Community Positions:

Tuapeka Matariki Event Organiser

Administrator for the Tuapeka Aquatic Centre

Geoff Blackmore

Secretary

 

Occupation: Farmer, Clutha District Council Councillor (Lawrence-Tuapeka) from 2004 to 2019 

Community Positions:  

Chair of St Patrick's Parish Council

Treasurer of NZ Century Farm and Station Awards

Lawrence Rugby Club committee member (and Life Member)

Simpson Park Sporting Complex committee member

Tuapeka Water Scheme committee member

Geoff Davidson

Trustee

 

Occupation: Farmer

 

Community Positions:

Chair, Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board

Tuapeka Water Scheme committee

St John's Ambulance committee

Lawrence Golf Club committee

Roger Cotton

Trustee

           

Occupation: Farmer, Director of Bellamy Station Ltd, Partner of Cotton Brothers Partnership 

​Community Positions:

Chairman, Lawrence and Cultural Heritage Trust

Chairman, Lawrence Athenaeum and Mining Institute

Chairman, Tuapeka Rural Water Scheme

Director, Rugby at Lawrence Football Club

Founding committee member, New Zealand Century Farm and Station Awards

Trustee, Waipori Goldfields Charitable Trust

President, Lawrence Sunday Golfers

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