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African students, Wellington (1st of 2)

Colombo Plan students, Wellington

Ghanaian dental nurse trainees Victoria Mensah, Rose Adisi, Faustina Tay and Jemima Imbeah meet the Mayor of Wellington, Francis Kitts, in 1963. Many early African arrivals came through the Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme. In 1962 there were 43 African students in New Zealand.

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Reference: NZ Foreign Affairs Review (August 1971): 25.

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Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Africans in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015