Kōrero: Wellington region

Pacific migrants

Pacific migrants

Tokelauans Ario Galo and Saroa Lafu arrived in Wellington in January 1963 seeking jobs, and worked initially at the Public Service Boys’ hostel. Labour shortages in the 1960s and 1970s spurred the migration of thousands of Pacific Island people to New Zealand. Many settled in Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1963/0437-F

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - New growth and attitudes: 1940–1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13273/pacific-migrants (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015