Imagining the presence of Oceania in Aotearoa

A DigitalNZ Story by pimpi

This is a set dedicated to the shades of Oceania present in Aotearoa New Zealand social history. They are things that move me, are relevant and/or familiar to me, from where I sit as a Fijian in South Auckland.

Fiji, South Auckland, Oceania, Pacific, Islander

Image: Vakitu'amoe'ilu (Space towards outside and dots)
Vakitu'amoe'ilu (Space towards outside and dots)

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image: Weighing taro
Weighing taro

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Fane in lakalaka dress, Tubou
Fane in lakalaka dress, Tubou

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: KFC-loving 107-year-old man dies
KFC-loving 107-year-old man dies

Television New Zealand

Image: Couple on a couch
Couple on a couch

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Portrait of a Polynesian woman
Portrait of a Polynesian woman

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Coconut Palm trees, Fiji
Coconut Palm trees, Fiji

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Black Power, Christchurch
Black Power, Christchurch

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image: Teine Samoa - Samoan Woman
Teine Samoa - Samoan Woman

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image: Samoa Logo Design
Samoa Logo Design

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Taranga
Taranga

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Young people, Otara, 1976.
Young people, Otara, 1976.

Auckland Libraries

Image: Playing pool, Otara, 1976.
Playing pool, Otara, 1976.

Auckland Libraries

Image: 'Uli'
'Uli'

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Siaposu‘isu‘i, Wedding Dress
Siaposu‘isu‘i, Wedding Dress

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Mana Party
Mana Party

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Picketing Gear Meat works
Picketing Gear Meat works

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: First tatau session, Velvet Crescent
First tatau session, Velvet Crescent

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image: Wesley College Dress Uniform
Wesley College Dress Uniform

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands
Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Image: A Night dance by women, in Hapaee
A Night dance by women, in Hapaee

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki