Story: Other Western Europeans

Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar and Malta

Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar and Malta

New Zealand’s immigrants have come overwhelmingly from a small number of Western European countries, notably Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. Other Western European countries contributed comparatively few people to the inflow of immigrants – only a small proportion of New Zealanders trace their ancestry back to Portugal, Spain and Belgium, or to Gibraltar (a British possession) or Malta (which was British until 1964).

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John Wilson, 'Other Western Europeans - Other nationalities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015