Story: The voyage out

An airport reunion

Today immigrants from destinations throughout the world arrive in New Zealand on scheduled commercial flights, the longest of which – from Europe – takes 24 hours in total. Such journeys may be far less gruelling than the three months at sea endured by 19th-century immigrants, but they are still fatiguing. In 2004 these tired but happy refugees from Afghanistan were greeted at Auckland International Airport by relatives already living in New Zealand.

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John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Air travel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/2609/an-airport-reunion (accessed 1 December 2020)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005