Story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Pacific factory workers

Pacific factory workers

A group of Pacific people, mainly Samoans, celebrate Christmas with their bosses in an Auckland factory in 1975. Over the preceding decade the expansion of manufacturing and the need for labour, especially in the Auckland region, had led to a major influx of people from the Pacific Islands.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 19 December 1975
Photograph by Keith Waldegrave

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Paul Spoonley, 'Ethnic and religious intolerance - Intolerance towards Pacific migrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Paul Spoonley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2018