Story: Refugees

Asian refugees from Uganda

Asian refugees from Uganda

As part of his policy to ‘Africanise’ Uganda in the early 1970s, the dictator Idi Amin expelled Asians who had lived there for several generations. Among the more than 200 Ugandan Asians who came to New Zealand were members of the Patel family, pictured here.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1972/5327/5

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Refugees - 1950s–1970s: refugee groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2024)

Story by Ann Beaglehole, published 8 Feb 2005