Story: History of immigration

Colombo Plan students

Colombo Plan students

Although New Zealand immigration policies favoured white people, the Colombo Plan did bring young Asian students to the country in the 1950s and 1960s. Here Colombo Plan students from Thailand and Malaysia view the city of Wellington in the 1960s.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401 A81048

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The end of a 'white New Zealand' policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2153/colombo-plan-students (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015