This map shows the major counties contributing to migration to New Zealand during the large flows of the 1870s and early 1880s. There were three major sources of migration: London and Middlesex; the home counties, especially Kent; and the south-west, especially Cornwall. Although Yorkshire and Lancashire sent quite a number, they were actually under-represented when their large populations are taken into account.
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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project
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