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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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There has long been a small Swiss colony in New Zealand. At the 1881 census there were 332 of Swiss birth; in 1901, 333; by 1921 there were 607, and in 1963, 703. The Swiss who have settled in New Zealand are to be found principally in two groups, either dairy farmers chiefly in Taranaki or as well trained and leading members of the hotel, restaurant, or hairdressing professions.

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