Story: Niueans

Niuean soldiers in Auckland, 1916

Niuean soldiers in Auckland, 1916

These young Niuean men, hosted by Nurse Hobbs at an Auckland Trained Nurses Club function, had never worn shoes before. Their huge, muscled feet were well adapted to traversing their rocky home isle, but unsuitable for parade ground marching.

About this item

Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 31-WP-8025

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond. 'Niueans - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 28-Jan-16