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Fiji High Commission occupied

Fiji High Commission occupied

A group calling itself the Fiji Freedom Fighters briefly occupied the Fijian High Commission in Wellington in May 1987 after the first coup in Fiji. Many Indo-Fijians left Fiji after the coup. New Zealand was one of four countries (along with Australia, Canada and the US) to which 96% of those leaving went.

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

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How to cite this page:

Jon Fraenkel, 'Pacific Islands and New Zealand - Fiji and Tonga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Jon Fraenkel, published 20 Jun 2012