1 Nov 2019

Installation will tell story of Tokelauans sold into slavery

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 1 November 2019

The little known history of the abductions of Tokelauans and their sale into slavery in the world's last slave market in Peru is the subject of a new art installation that was launched this week in Porirua.

In the late 1800's, Tokelau's population plummeted to 85 people, because of slavery.

The work, Cry of the Stolen People, will tell that story at the 2020 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai'i.

Dominic Godfrey was at the launch.