Story: Tokelauans

Tokelauan women arriving in Auckland, 1966 (2nd of 4)

Tokelauan women arriving in Auckland, 1966

These women were among a group of 28 Tokelauans who came to New Zealand on 28 March 1966 as part of the government’s Tokelau Islands Resettlement Scheme. The men (not pictured) were heading to work at a sawmill in Rotorua or in the army, while the women were employed by Auckland church institutions. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PA-Group-00610)
Reference: EP-Politics-Immigration-03

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Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015