Story: History of immigration

Auckland and New Zealand Company settlers by country of origin, 1840–52

Auckland and New Zealand Company settlers by country of origin, 1840–52

These two pie graphs show the differences in birthplaces for immigrants from the United Kingdom living in Auckland compared with birthplaces for those living in the New Zealand Company settlements of Wellington, Nelson, Whanganui and New Plymouth. A comparison of the two graphs reveals that while the company migrants were over 80% English with a tiny number from Ireland, Auckland attracted over one-third from Ireland and under half from England.

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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The immigrants: 1840 to 1852', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/2100/auckland-and-new-zealand-company-settlers-by-country-of-origin-1840-52 (accessed 24 August 2019)

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