One in six Māori now living in Australia

This year Simon Ranginui made the decision to migrate to Australia, joining 128,430 other Māori who have made Oz their home. (Photo: supplied).

08 May 2018

Debin Foxcroft – Stuff

There are a lot of reasons why Simon Ranginui made the move to Brisbane, and racism was one of them.

“New Zealand is racist, no matter how you look at it,” he says.

A new book by historian and filmmaker Brad Haami has detailed how the Māori population in Australia – known, he said, as “Mozzies” or “Ngāti Kangaroo” – has exploded since the 1960s.

One sixth of all Māori now lived in Australia, and one in three of those were born there, he said. “Anecdotally, at least, there seems to be more Māori moving to Australia than ever before but there’s also a slow trickle home.”

Urban Maori

Bradford Haami’s new book recounts Māori urban migration in New Zealand and to Australia. Available from Oratia Media.

[Read the full Stuff article].

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