Anglo-Indian community dinner, April 2021: Picturing Canterbury

Anglo-Indian community dinner, April 2021 by Robyn Andrews. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. CCL-DW-132411.

"A group of 22 local Anglo-Indians meet together for dinner to connect and reconnect with others in the city." - Contributor's note.

Anglo-Indians are a community that originated in the Indian subcontinent who are the descendants of a European father and an Indian mother. It was a New Zealand Anglo-Indian who, in 2001 at the triennial World Anglo-Indian Reunion held in Auckland, selected 2 August to be a day of celebrating Anglo-Indian culture, culminating in World Anglo-Indian Day. Some of the first Indians to settle in Christchurch were Anglo-Indians. 

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