Story: Immigration regulation

British children arrive in Auckland, 1949

British children arrive in Auckland, 1949

Because it was felt New Zealand needed more people, immigration from the United Kingdom and Ireland remained free of all restraints after the Second World War. Immigrants from Europe were also relatively free from restrictions. The fares of British orphans and children living in unsatisfactory family circumstances were paid by the government.

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Immigration regulation - 1946–1985: gradual change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

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