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New Zealand involvement in Fiji’s politics (1st of 2)

New Zealand involvement in Fiji’s politics

In 1920 British authorities in Fiji requested New Zealand’s help in restoring order during a strike and riots by Indian labourers and sugar cane farmers. Prime Minister William Massey responded by sending 60 soldiers (pictured) as members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

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Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - First waves of immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Jacqueline Leckie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Jul 2024