Goon Yee Tong was formed by migrant Chinese from the district of Dong Guan, Guang Dong province over a hundred and fifty years ago.
It is unfortunate that our Society did not retained records of the significant events in our long history but Australian historians have researched and found that Mr.Way Kee was Treasurer of our Society from 1857 to 1889. We do not know whether Goon Yee Tong was founded before Mr. Way Kee became Treasurer, but in any event, the dates would indicate that our Society is at least 152 years old. Ours may be one of the, if not the, oldest Chinese societies still in existence in Australia today.
IMPORTANT MILE STONES:
Year 1993 - Formally registered with the New South Wales government, Australia as a legally incorporated organization. In 2016 Goon Yee Tong registered to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ASIC to become a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations ACT 2001.
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