Story: Immigration regulation

‘People like ourselves’

‘People like ourselves’

R. A. Lochore, a civil servant who had lived in Europe and spoke several languages, wrote this book about ‘our continental European settlers’. He favoured further European immigration, but represented the prejudices of the times. Scandinavians, who ‘hardly seem foreign at all’, were welcome. Asians were to be kept out because they could not be expected to quickly become New Zealanders – even though New Zealand already had a community of native-born Chinese.

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Reference: R. A. Lochore, From Europe to New Zealand: an account of our continental European settlers. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed/New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 1951.

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Immigration regulation - 1946–1985: gradual change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Ann Beaglehole, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015