• Ethnic communities and the suffrage movement

    Image of the suffrage petition of M Alloo's signature

    New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote. Did you know, members of New Zealand’s ethnic communities played a role in shaping this part of New Zealand’s history?

  • Multicultural Festival Celebrates Chinese New Year

    Performers at the Multicultural Festival held in Te Papa Museum Wellington

    The Multicultural Festival in celebration of the Chinese New Year Gala Performance was held at Te Marae, Te Papa in Wellington on 26 January 2019.

    This multicultural event, co-hosted by the Multicultural Council of Wellington and the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand, featured Chinese, Indian, African, Russian, Polynesian, Latin American and New Zealand song and dance acts. Showcasing the cultural diversity of the local talent in Wellington, the evening was an opportunity to enjoy cross-cultural performances with beautiful costumes from communities in the Wellington region.

  • Portuguese in Aotearoa 1826-1886

    Book cover of Portuguese in Aotearoa 1826-1886

    Hilda McDonnell is a former librarian with a fascination for social history. Her commitment to preservation and passion for history lead her to write Portuguese in Aotearoa, an investigation into the lives of early settlers originally of Portuguese nationality.
     
    Portuguese settlers were among the first immigrants to New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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