Story: Immigration regulation

Greek women arrive in Wellington, 1962

Greek women arrive in Wellington, 1962

A 1946 parliamentary select committee recommended that New Zealand increase its population. It was accepted that if not enough people from Britain could be persuaded to come, people from Scandinavia, Northern Europe and even Southern Europe should be given permits to settle. These young Greek women were brought out in 1962 to work as domestic servants in hotels, hospitals and other institutions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1962/2905

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Immigration regulation - 1946–1985: gradual change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1378/greek-women-arrive-in-wellington-1962 (accessed 28 May 2024)

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