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Tinsmiths’ and sheet metalworkers’ float, 1900

Tinsmiths’ and sheet metalworkers’ float, 1900

As industries emerged in New Zealand at the end of the 19th century, English immigrants were attracted from northern regions such as Yorkshire and Lancashire. Here, tinsmiths and sheet metalworkers parade on Labour Day in Christchurch.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - A profile of English immigrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015