Story: Tongans

Supplies for hurricane victims

Supplies for hurricane victims

An important measure of success for Tongans is their contribution to the family and community. New Zealand Tongans are still expected to contribute to the people back home. Here members of the Wellington Tongan Association prepare a container load of food, clothing and household items for victims of hurricane Isaac, which ravaged Tonga in March 1982.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1982/1812/18-F
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015