Story: Cold War

Colombo Plan guests

New Zealand was an enthusiastic supporter of the Colombo Plan, which aimed to counter communism in Asia through economic and social development. This included sponsoring Asian students to study at New Zealand universities. A 1964 government film, Colombo Plan: our student guests, showed the experiences of one cohort of students in Wellington. This clip shows some of the occupations the students were being trained for.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 153. National Film Unit, 1964

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How to cite this page:

Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - Beyond Europe, 1949 to 1955', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/32698/colombo-plan-guests (accessed 16 July 2020)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012