Story: History of immigration

New Greek immigrants, 1960s

New Greek immigrants, 1960s

Although the British were the most favoured immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s, there were some who arrived from other parts of Europe, including a number from Greece. Here five Greek women get straight to work in the Wellington hospital laundry a day after arriving. They are (from left) Adriane Solanaki, Erene Kalogeraki, Sofia Bobolaki, Margarita Tsosela, and Maria Kiriakaki.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1963/0904-F

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Assisted immigration revives: 1946 to 1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015