Kōrero: King Country region

Indian immigrants, 1920s

Indian immigrants, 1920s

The three Sikh men in this photograph worked on farms in Ōtūnui, a rural district west of Taumarunui, in the 1920s. Clearance of the native forests for farms provided employment opportunities for Indian migrants such as these men during the First World War and the 1920s. During the 1920s the King Country had the largest population of migrants from the Punjab region of India in New Zealand.

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Abundant Past, White family Collection
Reference: 15292

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34857/indian-immigrants-1920s (accessed 30 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015