Story: History of immigration

Memorial at Pōkeno

Memorial at Pōkeno

The New Zealand wars provided another reason for immigration, especially into Auckland province. Some former British soldiers settled there once they were discharged, and others were brought in as military settlers to provide security for Auckland. This memorial built at Pōkeno (south of Auckland) in 1898 recalls those British soldiers who died in the battles around the area.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Auckland’s immigrants: 1853 to 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

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