Story: History of immigration

Advertising for domestic servants

Advertising for domestic servants

The revival of assistance for immigration in 1904 was based on farmers’ need for labourers, industry’s need for skilled workers, and the desire of middle-class families for domestic servants. This last was the inspiration for this advertisement, published about 1912.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Migration: 1900 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

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