Story: South Pacific peoples

Flax worker from the New Hebrides

Flax worker from the New Hebrides

In 1870, 23 men from the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) were bought to New Zealand to work in North Island flax mills. This is one of the workers at a mill in the Hokianga district.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: PH-ALB-86

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Carl Walrond, 'South Pacific peoples - Early migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46778/flax-worker-from-the-new-hebrides (accessed 17 December 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015