Story: History of immigration

Frozen meat carcasses

Frozen meat carcasses

The resurgence of immigration from 1900 to 1914 was fuelled by a growing prosperity in New Zealand. This was largely due to the development of refrigerated shipping, which allowed frozen meat, butter and cheese to be transported to Britain. In this photograph we see frozen export carcases outside the British New Zealand Meat Company in Christchurch, some time in the first two decades of the 20th century.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Migration: 1900 to 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

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