Story: Ethnic inequalities

Dawn raids

This pamphlet was prepared by ACORD (the Auckland Committee on Racism and Discrimination) and published by Amnesty Aroha. It tells the story of a dawn raid on a family of Tongans for allegedly overstaying in New Zealand in 1976. The raids in part reflected a scapegoating of Pacific people as the New Zealand economy deteriorated in the mid-1970s.

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How to cite this page:

David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - Ethnic diversity since 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by David Pearson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 May 2018