Story: Greeks – the Hellenic community

Greek refugees en route to Pahīatua camp

Greek refugees en route to Pahīatua camp

Thousands of Greeks were made homeless as a result of war and political upheavals in Europe. Over 1,000 came to New Zealand as refugees in 1951. On arrival they spent time at a reception camp at Pahīatua before taking up employment.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington and Suburbs Collection (PAColl 4924)
Reference: 1/2-1779431; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015