Kōrero: Tokelauans

Arriving at Te Puke (3 o 4)

Arriving at Te Puke

Judging by their heavy winter coats, these Tokelauan migrants are feeling the cold. In the late 1960s Taupō and Rotorua were destinations for some Tokelauan families assisted to migrate by the New Zealand government. Men found work in the forestry industry. The damp, cold winters of the central North Island came as a shock to people used to a tropical climate.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A81, 277

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2257/arriving-at-te-puke (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015