Story: History of immigration

Samoan cultural club

Samoan cultural club

The 1960s and 70s saw a significant increase in the number of migrants from Samoa, many of whom came on temporary three-month work permits and then stayed. One sign of the growing Samoan community was the emergence of Samoan cultural groups in New Zealand. The young members of one such group were photographed at the Porirua Polynesian Centre in April 1973.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1973/1749

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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/2155/samoan-cultural-club (accessed 28 February 2020)

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