Story: Kiwis overseas

A tribute to colonial service

A tribute to colonial service

Many Kiwis have served in the island territories of the Pacific that were once administered by New Zealand. Pictured here (from left) are various colonial bureaucrats – Jock McEwen, A. O. Dare, Leslie Rex, John Mathison, Mrs Mathison and J. S. Whitta – at Alofi South village, Niue, in 1958. They are standing outside ‘Macdare’, a community centre built by Niueans in honour of past and present commissioners.

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Carl Walrond, 'Kiwis overseas - A nation of migrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Sep 2014