Story: South Pacific economic relations

Anti-coup protesters, 1987

Anti-coup protesters, 1987

Several times since the 1980s political upheavals in Fiji have caused concern within New Zealand, especially among Indo-Fijian migrants from Fiji. In May 1987 this group of young people, calling themselves the ‘Fiji Freedom Fighters’, occupied the Fijian High Commission in Wellington to protest at a military coup that overthrew the government.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/2358/21
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Geoff Bertram, 'South Pacific economic relations - Aid, remittances and tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24265/anti-coup-protesters-1987 (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Geoff Bertram, published 11 Mar 2010