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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 Fiji Indians 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36871/fiji-high-commission-occupied (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Jon Fraenkel, published 20 Jun 2012