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Dental nurses from Ceylon

Dental nurses from Ceylon

Prime Minister Sidney Holland (second from left) greets the first contingent of Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) dental nurses to come to New Zealand under the Colombo Plan, 1951.

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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