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Canterbury Association advertisement

Canterbury Association advertisement

Edward Gibbon Wakefield was English, as were most of the initiators of the New Zealand Company. Not surprisingly, over 80% of those assisted to migrate by the company were English, as were those who migrated after 1850 with the help of the Canterbury Association. This poster offered assistance for suitable immigrants to Canterbury. Those interested were asked to apply to the office in London.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - 19th-century migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015