Story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

The Truth about homies

The Truth about homies

In January 1924 the populist newspaper New Zealand Truth published an attack on 'homies', as migrants from the 'home' country (Great Britain) were known in New Zealand at the time. Following the First World War there had been a considerable migration of British immigrants, some of them the wives of New Zealand soldiers. In this subsequent article Truth reprinted letters from outraged British immigrants hitting back at the criticism. The paper's comments revealed prejudice against women as well as against 'homies'.

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Reference: Mew Zealand Truth, 2 February 1924, p. 5

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Paul Spoonley, 'Ethnic and religious intolerance - Intolerance towards European immigrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Paul Spoonley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2018