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The Removal of the Pacific Community from Greater Ponsonby

The Removal of the Pacific Community from Greater Ponsonby

by Flynn McGregor-Sumpter*
From the late 1970s and into the 1980s the identity of Greater Ponsonby began to shift yet again. Unlike the changes that occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, in which Pacific people moved into and started to dominate this region, this period saw the removal of the Pacific community from Auckland’s central suburbs.

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The Role of the Church in Pacific Immigrants’ Lives

The Role of the Church in Pacific Immigrants’ Lives

by Flynn McGregor-Sumpter*
Religious faith and the Church play a significant part in the lives of many Pacific Island people. From the beginning of Polynesian immigration to New Zealand, the Church played a prominent role for the Pacific communities in this country. For Pacific people, “the Church was the place to which one went on all ordinary occasions, and it was a normal and essential part of life”.

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Pacific Immigrants in the ‘Greater Ponsonby’ region

Pacific Immigrants in the ‘Greater Ponsonby’ region

by Flynn McGregor-Sumpter*
The three decades following the conclusion of the Second World War saw a significant rise in migration to Aotearoa New Zealand. Pacific Islanders in particular were attracted to New Zealand through a scheme that aimed to address the labour shortages in process work and manufacturing.

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ESCAPING PARADISE: Prison Labour and Rangitoto Island

ESCAPING PARADISE: Prison Labour and Rangitoto Island

Part One CONQUERING THE MAUNGA: Early Encounters with Rangitoto IslandPart Two LAND OF SCORIA AND HONEY: Pioneering Economies on Rangitoto IslandPart Three TAMING PARADISE: Exploring Rangitoto's Early Bach Community Part Four ESCAPING PARADISE: Prison Labour and...

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TAMING PARADISE: Exploring Rangitoto’s Early Bach Community

TAMING PARADISE: Exploring Rangitoto’s Early Bach Community

Part One CONQUERING THE MAUNGA: Early Encounters with Rangitoto IslandPart Two LAND OF SCORIA AND HONEY: Pioneering Economies on Rangitoto IslandPart Four ESCAPING PARADISE: Prison Labour and Rangitoto Island PART THREE TAMING PARADISE: Exploring Rangitoto's Early...

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Conquering the Maunga: Early Encounters with Rangitoto Island

Conquering the Maunga: Early Encounters with Rangitoto Island

by Blair McIntosh*
Whether it be navigating the Pacific Ocean, scaling Mount Everest or successfully completing the first overland crossing of the South Pole, we as New Zealanders have always liked to imagine ourselves as a hardy nation of voyagers, pioneers and intrepid explorers.

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Reimagining Rangitoto

Reimagining Rangitoto

by Blair McIntosh*
Towering above the roily waters of the Hauraki Gulf, RANGITOTO stands as an enduring symbol of ‘Home’ for many Aucklanders. No matter which direction the maunga is gazed from, its silhouette is always unmistakable: wide slopes descend down to the sea in near-perfect symmetry, whilst its jagged peaks betray the faint beginnings of a place born from incredible heat and fire.

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Not Just Sugar: The Human Face of the Chelsea Sugar Factory

Not Just Sugar: The Human Face of the Chelsea Sugar Factory

by Angela Black*
The history of a factory such as Chelsea often takes a very industrial or commercial form. As historians studying these mass-producing structures, we naturally ask questions on matters such as the development of the factory, its statistics of production, the markets it serves and any periods of rapid mechanisation or industrialisation. 

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