Story: Sri Lankans

Tamil harvest festival celebration, 1989 (3rd of 3)

Tamil harvest festival celebration, 1989

A rich pudding incorporating the first rice of the season is prepared as part of the traditional Tamil harvest festival celebration. Here children of the Wellington Tamil community, which includes Sri Lankan, Indian, Malaysian and South African Tamils, look on as the pudding overflows from its pot, a sign of prosperity.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/0177/3
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Sri Lankans - Community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2023