Story: Hungarians

A Southland family

A Southland family

This formal portrait is of the Kókay family in the Southland town of Tūātapere. Those who came from Csongrád in southern Hungary in the early 20th century migrated in family groups. Eventually securing land of their own, they became part of the local farming community.

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Private collection, Kókay family

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How to cite this page:

Ann Beaglehole, 'Hungarians - Immigration before 1956: navvies and exiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Ann Beaglehole, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015