Story: History of immigration

Special settlements

Special settlements

Auckland province offered immigrants 40-acre (16-hectare) land grants, and under this scheme a group of settlers came from Bohemia (now part of the Czech republic) in 1863 to Pūhoi, north of Auckland. This photo shows the Pūhoi settlers at the 50th anniversary of their arrival.

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Pūhoi Bohemian Museum

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Auckland’s immigrants: 1853 to 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

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