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European migrants: Wellington Greek community (5th of 6)

European migrants: Wellington Greek community

This 1928 gathering of Mr Mastrogeorgiou and friends, complete with guitar, violin, mandolin and appreciative audience, took place in one of the first Greek enclaves in New Zealand: the Wellington suburb of Mt Victoria. A decade later the first Greek school teaching the language and customs would open in the same area. Until the late 20th century Mt Victoria remained a Greek heartland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington and Suburbs Collection (PAColl 4924)
Reference: PAColl-4924-057

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Migration, travel and tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36832/european-migrants-wellington-greek-community (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, published 20 Jun 2012