Kōrero: Samoans

Workers celebrate Christmas

Samoan factory workers celebrating a Christmas feast with their mates

In the 1970s Samoans working in Auckland factories were well regarded by their employers, as this picture suggests. However, they were badly hit by the downturn in industrial production which followed the abolition of tariffs in the late 1980s. Their levels of unemployment were higher and their incomes lower than those for New Zealanders generally.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

New Zealand Herald
Reference: 19 December 1975
Photograph by Keith Waldegrave

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lupematasila Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1570/workers-celebrate-christmas (accessed 2 October 2022)

He kōrero nā Lupematasila Melani Anae, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 7 Sep 2022 with assistance from  Lupematasila Melani Anae