Joseph and Alice were my grandmothers (Ethel May TONG ) parents.
Alice was of Irish descent possibly from ULSTER and that Joseph was Chinese. I have their occupations listed as either miners or interpreters. I have found that they had 3 other daughters Kitty who died at 19, Elizabeth and Alice Helen aka as Nellie. The spelling on TONG has also varied to TONGE, and Alice aka as Ellen. I believe that there are more children SOMEWHERE as Kitty was born in 1865, and Ethel in 1882