Story: Samoans

Polynesian cultural group

Polynesian cultural group

PI (Pacific Island) identity is strengthened at school. This photo shows the Poly Club at St Bernard’s College in Lower Hutt. The club began with only 10 members, but by 1994 there were many more, all very enthusiastic.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Ethnology-Polynesian-04
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - New Zealand-born identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1579/polynesian-cultural-group (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015