In the 19th century, Germans and Scandinavians (Danes, Swedes and Norwegians) predominated among the ‘aliens’ who became British subjects by naturalisation. Between 1855 and 1866, Germans were about two-thirds of all non-Britons who chose to become naturalised. Between 1882 and 1894, as this graph shows, slightly more Scandinavians than Germans became British subjects. In the later period, a significant number of Chinese also became naturalised.
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Source: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1895