Kōrero: Adoption

Chinese girls arriving in Wellington for adoption, 1963

Chinese girls arriving in Wellington for adoption, 1963

A group of Chinese children were brought to New Zealand from Hong Kong in 1963 in the wake of civil conflict in China. Their adoptions by New Zealand parents were arranged by the Catholic Immigration Committee and the St Vincent de Paul Society. Both children look nervous – it would have been a confusing experience for the new arrivals.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1963/0026

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Anne Else, 'Adoption - Inter-country adoption', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26063/chinese-girls-arriving-in-wellington-for-adoption-1963 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2018