Story: Indians

A Waikato farming family

A Waikato farming family

From the late 1930s many Punjabi Sikhs, who had often acquired farming experience in India, settled in the Waikato region and took up dairy farming. This 1993 photograph shows descendants of one of these families, working in their milking shed.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Indians - 1920s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

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