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Moana Currents: Early Pacific migrants to Auckland City with Dr Andrea Low and Emily Parr
The Kronfeld and Greig families were calabash cousins through their two matriarchs Florence Greig and Louisa Kronfeld. Both women gafa to Samoa; the village of Lotofaga for Louisa and Fasitoʻotai for Florence. Their early cosmopolitan travels eventually brought each of them to Aotearoa New Zealand in 1890 and 1907 respectively, where they settled and continued to raise their families in the nascent Pacific community of Tāmaki. Maintaining links, teu le vā, to families they had left and nurturing new relationships as they navigated life in the burgeoning city of Auckland. Andrea Low is a great grandaughter of Florence and Emily Parr is a great great-grandaughter of Louisa. Each scholar has placed family at the centre of their research and will share stories and images of these early Moana migrants who made their homes here.

Feb 24, 2021 12:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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