Story: Kiwis overseas

Home: a colonial’s adventure

Home: a colonial’s adventure

Alan Mulgan’s book was first published in 1927, a time when many New Zealanders still referred to England as home. Their attachment was not merely nostalgic or sentimental, it was also economic. Exports and imports readily reflected this – New Zealand was Britain’s farm in the south and Britain was New Zealand’s factory in the north.

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Reference: Alan Mulgan, Home: a colonial's adventure. London: Longmans, Green, 1934.

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Carl Walrond, 'Kiwis overseas - A nation of migrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Sep 2014