Story: History of immigration

Detail of Auckland plan (2nd of 3)

Detail of Auckland plan

This detail of the original plan highlights Point Britomart. This was named after Captain William Hobson’s ship, HMS Britomart. Hobson and his party landed on the point from the ship on 18 September 1840. The British flag was raised and a gun salute fired.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Crop of NZ Map 4601

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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, (accessed 15 June 2024)

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