Story: History of immigration

New Zealand Company advertisement

New Zealand Company advertisement

In order to attract settlers, the New Zealand Company offered free passages to certain types of people. As this advertisement of 1839 indicates, the company was particularly interested in young married rural labourers.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - British immigration and the New Zealand Company', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/2095/new-zealand-company-advertisement (accessed 16 December 2019)

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