Story: South Africans

A South African family in Wellington, early 1990s

A South African family in Wellington, early 1990s

White South Africans form the majority of immigrants from Africa. When pictured in 1992 the Johnson family had applied for permanent residency after living in New Zealand for two years. They came for the same reasons as most people – to give themselves and their children a better future.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Politics-Immigration-04
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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Carl Walrond, 'South Africans - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

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