Story: Africans

Somali children, Lower Hutt

Somali children, Lower Hutt

Many African immigrants are women and children who arrived as refugees. The mothers of these children, photographed in 1995, were forced to flee Somalia after war broke out between several clans. They lived in refugee camps in Kenya before coming to New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/3882/31
Photograph by Craig Simcox

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Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

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