Saturday, June 12, 2010

William Sang (b. 1852, China). Charged with larceny and sentenced to 1 month in gaol on 22 May 1889 (Waikaia). Described as having an anchor and star tattooed on his right and left arm, and a birth mark on his chest. Photograph taken on 15 June 1889.


  1. Yes!!!!! He is a member of my extended family tree. He was married 21 Dec 1888 at Waikaia to Martha MEE, but William Sang had a notice inserted in the Mataura Ensign to the effect that he would not be responsible for debts in his wife's name after 1 March 1889. They parted company, but not before a son named Claude Mee SANG was born to them 7 Nov 1889. Later known as Richard Claude SANG this son served in the first World War and died in Belgium 13 Oct 1917.

  2. I forgot to add that William Sang ended up as a laundryman in Oamaru, and died there 5 Mar 1925.