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Gujarati dance (2nd of 3)

Gujarati dance

In this 1987 photograph, members of New Zealand’s Indian community are shown performing a traditional dance from the Gujarat region. At the front are mother and daughter Bhana and Geeta Chhika. Although the Indian community has a long history in New Zealand, it was not until after the Second World War that prejudice began to ease. Indian culture, including dance, became more visible in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/0255

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Megan Cook, 'Cultural dance - Asian and other cultural dance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014