Story: Sri Lankans

Tea advertisement, 1917 (2nd of 2)

Tea advertisement, 1917

Until the 1990s New Zealanders were a nation of tea drinkers, and from the 1890s Ceylon was a major source of New Zealand’s tea. The Colombo Tea Company of Dunedin sold it in tins, boxes and chests.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Tablet (15 March 1917): p. 20.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Sri Lankans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2023