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The Kalimpong Kids: The New Zealand story, in pictures

The Kalimpong Kids: The New Zealand story, in pictures (Paperback)

By McCabe, Jane

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In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised immigration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of India. They were the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women, and were placed as workers with New Zeala...nd families from the Far North to Southland. Their settlement in New Zealand was the initiative of a Scottish Presbyterian missionary, the Rev Dr John Anderson Graham, who aimed to 'rescue' and provide a home and an education for children whose opportunities would have been limited in the country of their birth. Jane McCabe is the granddaughter of Lorna Peters, who arrived with a group from Kalimpong in 1921. Jane is one of many hundreds of descendants now spread throughout New Zealand. Most grew up with little or no knowledge of their parent's Indian heritage. The story of interracial relationships, institutionalisation - and the sense of abandonment that often resulted - was rarely spoken of. But since the 1980s increasing numbers have been researching their hidden histories. In the process, extraordinary personal stories and many fabulous photographs have come to light. Jane McCabe here tells this compelling and little-known New Zealand story, in pictures.
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ISBN 9781988592367
Published NZ 29 Jun 2020
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Paperback
679 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781988592367
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 29 Jun 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McCabe, Jane
Category Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 146
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade