Story: History of immigration

On board an emigrant ship

On board an emigrant ship

The Revolt of the Field helped explain the huge immigration flows of 1874 and 1875 from Britain to New Zealand. The immigrants came out on ships such as those illustrated here – although the scenes, storm apart, are somewhat romanticised.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The great migration: 1871 to 1885', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2119/on-board-an-emigrant-ship (accessed 10 April 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015