Story: Kiwis overseas

A returned Kiwi, Dunedin, 1980s

Michael Lovell-Smith lived in Australia as a child, and on his return to New Zealand in 1979 continued to support Australia in sports events. Many Kiwi children are born to the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders living in Australia or the United Kingdom. Families often return to New Zealand, which is seen as a good place to bring up and educate children. Listen to Michael talk about his divided loyalties.

Sound file from Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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Private collection, Margaret Lovell-Smith

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Kiwis overseas - Migration to Australia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/1231/a-returned-kiwi-dunedin-1980s (accessed 22 November 2019)

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