Story: History of immigration

A Tokelauan family, 1966

A Tokelauan family, 1966

The 1960s saw an increase in Pacific Island immigrants, especially Cook Islanders and Samoans, many of whom found work in Auckland’s factories. There was also a significant inflow of Tokelauans, including those who came with government assistance following the cyclone of 1966. Here a Tokelauan family who came under the resettlement scheme relax soon after their arrival.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The end of a 'white New Zealand' policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

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