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Sri Lankans at a multicultural festival (2nd of 3)

Sri Lankans at a multicultural festival

Young Sri Lankans living in New Zealand have opportunities to express their identity at multicultural events. Here the Epsom Girls’ Grammar School Sri Lankan group put the finishing touches to their make-up before performing in the 2001 Auckland Secondary Schools Māori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival. Established in the 1970s, the festival expanded to include groups from beyond the Pacific.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 23 March 2001, p.A14
Photograph by Richard Robinson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Sri Lankans - Community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2023