Story: History of immigration

Young male immigrants, c. 1929

Young male immigrants, c. 1929

After the war imperial sentiments were strong and many people in Britain believed that the empire would be served if young men moved from the overcrowded cities of Britain to the healthy colonies. A number of schemes were established to assist this flow. One such scheme was established by the Salvation Army. Here young men who migrated under that scheme celebrate their arrival in New Zealand.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Between the wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

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