Story: Cambodians

Settling in

Settling in

Some members of the Thack, Lam and Son families had spent up to 10 years in refugee camps in Thailand before coming to New Zealand. After spending six weeks at Mangere Refugee Reception Centre in Auckland, they settled in Waikanae, north of Wellington. They are pictured here learning to ride bikes in 1995.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/4608/6
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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How to cite this page:

Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, 'Cambodians - Immigration: refugees and resettlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015