Story: Immigration regulation

British and Irish welcome

British and Irish welcome

Between the two world wars, the vast majority of immigrants came from the United Kingdom and Ireland. To make it more certain that New Zealand would remain overwhelmingly British, schemes were introduced to help British people who might not otherwise have been able to emigrate. This group of young British men arrived in New Zealand in the late 1920s under a scheme run by the Salvation Army.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Ann Beaglehole, 'Immigration regulation - 1914–1945: restrictions on non-British immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Ann Beaglehole, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015