Story: Tokelauans

Tokelauans leaving for New Zealand, 1966 (1st of 4)

Tokelauans leaving for New Zealand, 1966

This group of Tokelauans came to New Zealand through the government’s Tokelau Islands Resettlement Scheme, originally formulated because of concerns that the atolls were overcrowded. In 1971, five years after the scheme’s inception, only 356 people had been resettled. Most Tokelauans arrived in New Zealand unassisted.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A81, 257

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Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2021)

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