Two Chinese Orphans from Hong Kong at Wellington Airport, 4 January 1963
Reference Number: EP/1963/0025-F
Two Chinese orphan girls seated in an aircraft at Wellington Airport. They are Marie Therese Malpas (left) and Rose Marianne Pattle. Photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer on the 4th of January 1963.
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative, 6 x 6 cms. Single negative
Historical Notes: The children in this image were among ten who arrived in Wellington on the 4th of January. Another 40 were due on the 5th. The children were all from Hong Kong where they were chosen by various church organisations. Their journey was sponsored by the Catholic Immigration Committee, and the St Vincent de Paul Society, whose members had worked for 18 months to bring them to New Zealand. The entry of the children to New Zealand had been approved by the Goverment in 1962. All of the children had adopted parents in New Zealand. (Info from the Evening Post, 4 January 1963).
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "The Dominion Post Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library."
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