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Joala Singh Belling

Joala Singh Belling

Before the Second World War, Indian immigrants were predominantly men and boys. In this photograph taken around 1920, Joala Singh Belling, a Sikh hawker, poses with his horse.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Indians - 1920s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

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