Polynesian Panthers

Polynesian Panthers were invited to speak to our level 1 History classes about their experiences as young Polynesians living in 1970s New Zealand. The Polynesian panthers consisted of Melani Anae, Will Illolahia, Alec Toleafoa and Tigilau Ness. The discussion points were based on the dawn raids. Polynesians targeted for ‘overstaying’ when their visas apparently had expired and were then deported back to the islands.