Kōrero: Pacific Islands and New Zealand

Fiji High Commission occupied

Fiji High Commission occupied

A group calling itself the Fiji Freedom Fighters briefly occupied the Fijian High Commission in Wellington in May 1987 after the coup in Fiji. Many Fiji Indians left Fiji after the coup, when the rate of emigration soared. New Zealand was one of four countries (Australia, Canada and the United States were the others) to which 96% of those leaving went.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/2358/21-F
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jon Fraenkel, 'Pacific Islands and New Zealand - Fiji and Tonga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36871/fiji-high-commission-occupied (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jon Fraenkel, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012