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Nehru Hall, Pukekohe

Nehru Hall, Pukekohe

Though subject to racial discrimination from the 1920s until the late 1950s, the Indian community at Pukekohe survived and flourished. A symbol of its solidarity was the Nehru Hall, opened in 1953, which was used for community and religious events such as weddings.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Indians - 1920s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

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