Story: Indonesians

Colombo Plan students (1st of 2)

This excerpt from a 1964 newsreel about the Colombo Plan features two Indonesian students – one a midwife and one a teacher – studying for further qualifications in New Zealand. A number of Indonesian students arrived from the 1960s under the Colombo Plan, which aimed to promote social and economic development in the Asia–Pacific region through training and technological assistance.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 153. National Film Unit, 1964

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Indonesians - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/46592/colombo-plan-students (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2015