Story: History of immigration

New Zealand Company poster

New Zealand Company poster

After the New Zealand Company had gone through various economic crises, it was still advertising for emigrants and still interested in farm labourers and mechanics. But now, as shown in this 1848 poster, it was only offering assisted rather than free passages, and had widened the appeal to include domestic servants.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - British immigration and the New Zealand Company', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

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