Story: History of immigration



There were two important group settlements in North Auckland during the 1850s and 1860s. The first was that of the Scots Highlanders who came to Waipū with Norman McLeod from 1853. The second was established by over 1,000 nonconformist Christians who came to Albertland, on the Kaipara Harbour, between 1862 and 1865. The image shows early Albertland settlers in front of their post office.

Using this item

Albertland and Districts Museum

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Auckland’s immigrants: 1853 to 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015