Story: Tokelauans

Atafu Atoll reunion (1st of 2)

Atafu Atoll reunion

In February 1980, 19 families numbering 106 people, originally from Atafu Atoll, spent several days together at a Porirua youth camp. On Atafu Atoll they had formed an extended family. While most parents went to work each day during the reunion, the children stayed behind at the camp, attending school and enjoying traditional activities such as singing and drumming.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1980/0599/15A-F
Photograph by Ian Mackley

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Culture and custom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2020)

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