Kōrero: Tokelauans

Sacred Heart Church, Petone

Sacred Heart Church, Petone

Petone, in the Hutt Valley, was another major centre of Tokelauan settlement, and many migrants attended local churches there. In 1985 a mass was held in the Sacred Heart Church to celebrate the publication of the first Tokelauan–English Sunday missal (texts for the Sunday service). It was the first time the congregation had heard the Catholic mass in their own language.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Culture and custom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/731/sacred-heart-church-petone (accessed 25 February 2020)

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