Story: Diverse religions

Sikh pedlar, early 20th century

Sikh pedlar, early 20th century

Joala Singh Belling, a hawker in rural New Zealand around 1920, was typical of the country’s earliest Sikh residents. His horse’s saddlebags contained goods that he sold door-to-door.

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Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Sikhs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by Paul Morris, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018