Story: History of immigration

Dutch immigrants, 1953

Dutch immigrants, 1953

In 1950 an assisted passage scheme was also extended to the Dutch. Over 6,000 eventually came, and were later joined by many others who paid their own way, swelling the ranks of the Dutch community to over 20,000. Here some Dutch immigrants stand in front of their luggage soon after their arrival in Wellington, 1953.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Assisted immigration revives: 1946 to 1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2151/dutch-immigrants-1953 (accessed 26 June 2019)

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