Story: History of immigration

Colonel Feilding

Colonel Feilding

In the 1870s about 1,000 families settled in the Feilding area of Manawatū. Colonel H. W. A. Feilding had negotiated a purchase of land on behalf of the Emigrant and Colonists’ Aid Corporation, which was set up to assist people out of work. The town of Feilding is named in his honour.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The immigrants of the great migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

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