Story: Taranaki region

Taranaki Swiss celebration (1st of 2)

A number of Swiss migrated to Taranaki as dairy farmers in the early 20th century. In this 1949 film clip, Taranaki Swiss celebrate Switzerland’s national day at the Stratford town hall.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 421. National Film Unit, 1949

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Pākehā settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/25306/taranaki-swiss-celebration (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015