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Roadside Stories: Bombay to Bombay

Famed as a dividing line between Auckland and the rest of the country, the Bombay hills and nearby Pukekohe became home to Indian immigrants who worked in local market gardens from the early 20th century. In the 1920s the area’s European farmers formed the White New Zealand League, which became a national anti-Asian movement. Discrimination against Indians continued until the 1950s.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Pukekohe and the Bombay hills. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Pukekohe and the rural south-west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016