Story: Tokelauans

A new home, central North Island (4th of 4)

A new home, central North Island

Under the Tokelau Islands Resettlement Scheme, migrants’ fares were paid on a long-term loan basis, and they also received assistance with housing. Culture shock was prevalent – in the first few weeks many people saw televisions, telephones, movie theatres and supermarkets for the first time.

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Reference: AAQT 6539/A81, 281

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Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015