Tongan Hymns in the almond orchards - voices raised in Robinvale

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From the ABC's Back Roads series: 
Hymns at dawn—  Pacific Islander almond orchard workers raise their voices before sunrise in Robinvale, Victoria, Australia. Pacific Islanders have been living and working in the area since the early 1980s - they start each work day with a traditional Tongan hymn - Enjoy!
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Video clip from Back Roads published on ABC  Brisbane's Facebook page

Back Roads series, ABC TV:  http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/back-roads/

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga (Methodist Church in Tonga)

More info on Tongan Hymns:
A printed collection of Tongan hymns is published by the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, title: Ko e Tohi himi 'a e siasi uesiliana tau'atäina 'o Tonga 361-663 : mo e ngaahi tu'unga-fasi faka-pilitänia / na'e tänaki mo pulsi 'e / compiled by Helen R. Taliai. Music scores published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne c1996. Reference:  https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/26520113