Story: History of immigration

Young British immigrants

Young British immigrants

During the Second World War, 566 British children were sent out to New Zealand to escape the German bombing. These young British arrivals reached Wellington in October 1940.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: PAColl-5482-022

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The Second World War: 1939 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2145/young-british-immigrants (accessed 28 February 2020)

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