Story: Fijians

A traditional greeting (1st of 2)

A traditional greeting

When Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, visited New Zealand in 1986, children of the Fijian Indian community were waiting to greet him with traditional Indian ceremonies at Auckland International Airport. Here Trisha Singh anoints him, while Shona Singh holds a golden plate with burning camphor.

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Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - Fijian culture in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2022)

Story by Jacqueline Leckie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015