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* AUCKLAND, March 10. Five more Indian coolies- from Fiji arrived by the Island steamer Navua this morning to swell the ranks of their fellow-countrymen who have already settled in th© Dominion, and particularly this part of it. The newcomers were able to pass the very meagre test in English required by "the Immigration Act, and they are now entitled to. all the privileges of colonists who have not 'been naturalised. Already there is more than a sprinkling of their compatriots in the Auckland district. Hawking fruit and other commodities seems to be a favourite calling for Indians to adopt. They originally came out to Fiji as workers in the sugar plantations, and some of them, who apparently prefer work in the fields, take tip positions as farm labourers when they come to New Zealand. There are two r br three lots of them working on farms down the Main Trunk Line. At the present time 24 Indians appear on the books of the Auckland City Council as holding hawkers' licenses.

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INDIAN INFLUX., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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INDIAN INFLUX. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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