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Assisted immigration to New Zealand 1947-1975

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English assisted immigrant women arriving in Wellington Long journey for sevenpence New Zealand has had a long history of immigration from Britain, with the migrant inflow being especially important in the second half of the 19th century. War and economic depression disrupted immigration at ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and produced by the NZHistory team. Links Railways, Te Ara History of immigration, Te Ara Julius Vogel biography, DNZB 'The Vogel era – peaceful conquest' (podcast of talk by Neill Atkinson) Books Neill Atkinson, Trainland: how railways made ...

Further information

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and Ireland, 1800-1945 (Auckland University Press). The manuscript was originally prepared by Terry Hearn and then revised by Jock Phillips. It differs from Settlers in that it presents the history of British and Irish immigration to New Zealand chronologically, and it includes many more detailed ...

Annual New Zealand History Awards Announced

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Themes of pacifism and conscientious objection feature prominently among this year’s annual New Zealand History Awards, which sees a total of $100,250 awarded to 10 applicants. “Researchers Margaret Lovell-Smith and Dan Bartlett delve into reactions to conscription in Canterbury during the First ...

Women Together – Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu

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links below to find histories of organisations and theme-based overviews. These include essays on: Māori; Political; Welfare; Religion;   Employment; Health; Service; Education (early childhood and girls and women); Rural; Sport; Arts (arts and crafts  and performing arts); Immigration; and Lesbian. The ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links Explore Te Ara for content on the 1920s, including the History of immigration – Between the Wars Search the National Library’s PapersPast website for newspapers from the 1920s, especially the ...

Document downloads

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Phillips. It differs from Settlers in that it presents the history of British and Irish immigration to New Zealand chronologically, and it includes many more detailed findings on particular immigration flows and groups of settlers. These are to be found primarily in the tables and graphs, and there is also ...

Immigration and Society

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boom, the rise of youth culture, and increasing affluence and leisure influenced the global proliferation of coffee houses. The role of immigrants The history of Wellington café culture, especially in the 1950s, suggests a close connection between immigration and the rise of coffee houses. But the links ...

Including New Zealand history in curriculum applauded

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and nationhood, and the long history of immigration that has created an increasingly diverse nation. “In 2040 we will mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Over the next 20 years, we have an opportunity to develop a deeper, more inclusive sense of nationhood – or ...

Further information

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This web feature was edited and expanded by Amy Donald and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team.  The content is based on a group project about Wellington café culture 1920-2000 produced by seven Master of Public History students from Victoria University of Wellington in 2000. The results of ...

Vogel's legacy

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population soared from 256,000 in 1871 to 490,000 ten years later, dwarfing a Māori population of fewer than 50,000. (See Te Ara for more on the history of immigration.) These migrants were among the chief beneficiaries of Vogel’s public works revolution. They settled in cities that were now profitably ...

Genealogy links

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Websites for family history research See also: guide to researching First World War soldiers. Recently added searchable pdf version of the 1940 Dictionary of NZ Biography. On this page: General Births, Deaths and Marriages Shipping Lists Cemetery Records Whakapapa Forums Guides Immigrant Groups ...

Labour Department officials

Labour Department officials

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A H.L. Bockett (right) on the occasion of his retirement as Secretary for Labour, 1964, with his successor, Harry Parsonage. The Labour Department was responsible for setting up and administering the assisted immigration scheme. Archives New Zealand National Publicity Studios Photographic ...

Jock Phillips wins Pou Aronui Award

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Zealand studies at Victoria University before becoming concept leader in history at Te Papa Tongarewa. His specialised areas of interest include social and cultural history, family history, immigration, memorials and royal tours. He has published several books on those topics of which the best known is ...

Come along to our next Public History talk on 2 April 2014

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Zealand.  He is a former writer and theme editor for Te Ara, was the editor of the New Zealand historical atlas (1997) and has published books on New Zealand foreign relations, immigration history and economic history. Everyone is welcome and talks are for approximately one hour. We look forward to ...

Conclusions

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of the city: Many of the immigrants came from rural and pre-industrial families and they chose to migrate to a new country rather than move to British cities and work in factories. This may suggest that they came to New Zealand highly suspicious of the city and determined to prevent the new society ...

Recording the stories of New Zealand

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The New Zealand Oral History Awards for 2014 have been announced, with 12 projects receiving a total of $103,456 in funding. The Awards are funded by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and provide financial support for the recording of interviews relating to the history of New Zealand/ ...

Quail Island

Quail Island

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supplied ballast to sailing ships, relics from the island’s long farming history and some stunning sea cliffs. Further information This site is item number 47 on the  History of New Zealand in 100 Places list. On the ground Several sites and features are interpreted. Websites Heritage New Zealand List ...

Peopling New Zealand

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Increasing immigration At the end of 1918, William Massey's government revived a pre-war immigration scheme and began advertising for immigrants in Britain. The international economic collapse in 1929 dragged New Zealand's economy down with it, though, and depression set in during the ...

Queues of immigrants in London

Queues of immigrants in London

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As a result of the Suez crisis, queues such as this one outside the Canadian immigration office in London were commonplace at all Commonwealth immigration offices in 1956. Associated Press. immigrants london ...

Kiwis’ flight across the Tasman wins awards

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Kiwi migration to Australia is the stand out theme from this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards. Three projects out of eight granted funding will receive a total of more than $40,000 to record the stories of New Zealanders who have moved across the Tasman. Other successful projects in this ...

James Cowan

James Cowan

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work on the New Zealand Wars, which remains a classic in New Zealand literature and history. A prolific writer, he produced more than 30 books and wrote hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, mainly Maori ethnography, frontier stories and descriptive accounts for tourists and immigrants. His ...

Film clip: first glimpse of New Zealand

Film clip: first glimpse of New Zealand

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Still shots from this film A couple of immigrants' first impressions of New Zealand. Extract from Journey for Three, NZ National Film Unit Laboratories, 1950. Journey for Three Director: Michael Forlong Producer: Stanhope Andrews  Supervision: Cyril Morton, Geoffrey Scott, Robert Shennan ...

Where did they come from?

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significantly under-represented among New Zealand's immigrants. This may be partly because they were far from the major ports of London and Glasgow. English: For the first fifty years of settlement in New Zealand the English were represented about in proportion to their population at home; but they were ...

Vogel's vision

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amount of isolation in different parts until the iron horse [railway] runs through the two islands. Immigrants landing at Lyttelton In June 1870 Vogel unveiled the most ambitious public works and assisted-immigration programme in New Zealand’s history. It was to be funded by massive borrowing in the ...

White New Zealand policy introduced

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Fears about Asian immigration cartoon, 1920 (Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand) New Zealand’s immigration policy in the early 20th century was strongly influenced by racial ideology. The Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1920 required intending immigrants to apply for a permanent residence ...

Who were the immigrants?

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10.4% 27% 8.6% 11.1%             1881–1915 Scots 27.2% 8.9% 24.5% 9.8% 7.4% 1881–1915 Irish 65.2% 3.9% 7.2% 2.8% 5.5% *These figures are taken from the death certificates of British and Irish immigrants to New Zealand (which include information on the father's occupation). In other words, they ...

Immigration 1840-1914, summary graph

Immigration 1840-1914, summary graph

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This graph charts the immigrants from all countries who came to New Zealand between 1840 and 1914. Read more about the information on this graph. Jock Phillips immigration immigrants assisted immigration new zealand company ...

Regional origins of English immigrants, graph

Regional origins of English immigrants, graph

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 Read more about the regional origins of English immigrants. Jock Phillips immigrants english ...

Regional origins of Scottish immigrants

Regional origins of Scottish immigrants

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Read more about the regional origins of Scottish immigrants. Jock Phillips immigrants scottish ...

Regional origins of Irish immigrants (graph)

Regional origins of Irish immigrants (graph)

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Read more about the regional origins of Irish immigration. Jock Phillips immigrants irish ...

Immigrants landing at Lyttelton

Immigrants landing at Lyttelton

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January 1878 Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: PUBL-0119-1878-13 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. immigrants lyttelton immigration newspapers ...

Kate Kerr

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349 Kerr Kate Yarrow Street Invercargill Southland Biography and image supplied by Clare Gleeson. Kate Stuart Kerr was the daughter of Angus and Margaret Kerr, who had emigrated from Glasgow to Sydney as assisted immigrants on the Victory in 1849. Kate was born c1859 in Melbourne and in 1863 she, ...

Jock Phillips receives Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement

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The project went live in 2005 and this week Te Ara launches the final theme of the first build of the site, entitled Creative and Intellectual Life. Some of the many Te Ara entries Phillips has written include: Sport and the nation, The New Zealand Bush, History of Immigration, Visitors’ Opinions ...

A. Blennerhassett

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Nelson from Plymouth England on the ship Lady Nugent in 1850. The Lady Nugent came specifically to Nelson bringing immigrants for the purpose of erecting a stream saw, flour mill and thrashing machine. Henry was a miller and Anna was a servant. On 11 September 1873 Annie married Thomas William ...

Film clip: immigrants enjoy the great outdoors

Film clip: immigrants enjoy the great outdoors

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published without the prior permission of the Chief Archivist. See full film here. video Assisted immigration, 1947-75 assisted immigration immigrants sport leisure women film ...

Lounge on the Captain Cook immigrant ship

Lounge on the Captain Cook immigrant ship

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The corridor lounge on the port side of the Captain Cook.  The   Captain Cook  brought assisted immigrants to New Zealand via the Panama Canal from 1952 to 1960.  See Wikipedia entry and community contributions below for more information. Alan Cook, Nelson. shipping assisted immigration ...

The Irish

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Dublin. The Irish were predominantly from Munster in the South-west and Ulster in the North. The Munster immigrants were overwhelmingly of Catholic background and emigrated in large numbers from Australia especially during the gold rushes. During the 1870s Munster Catholics were active in nominating their ...

English assisted immigrant women arriving

English assisted immigrant women arriving

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English immigrant women from the Atlantis in Wellington, 1951. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: 1/2-100726;G Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. shipping assisted ...

New Zealand History Research Trust recipients

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Grant, The seditionists and their heritage: a tale of two world wars- $10,000 Jennifer S. Kain, Insanity and immigration control in New Zealand and Australia- $7200 Angela Lassig, A visual history of New Zealand dress- $12,000 Margaret Lovell-Smith and Daniel Bartlett, Voices against war: pacifists, ...

The English

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4.7% 1881–1914 18.8% 12.9% 12.2% 11.6% The table and graph suggest: London was an important birth-place for immigrants to New Zealand, but no more than its representation in England as a whole. The 'home counties' of the South-east sent a large number of people to New Zealand, especially in ...

Listening to music on immigrant ship

Listening to music on immigrant ship

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Assisted immigrants listening to music on board an unidentified ship en route to New Zealand. Archives New Zealand National Publicity Studios Photographic Collection, AAQT 6401, A59375 assisted immigration immigrants ...

Hannah Chamberlain

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aged 25yrs. Charles Chamberlain died on 12 August 1920 at Paeroa, Waikato, aged 72 years. Hannah Esther Chamberlain died on 21 June 1940 at Auckland, aged 88 years and was buried at the Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, on 22 June 1940. Sources B M D of Freeman family; Immigration Records; Chamberlain ...

Advice to new assisted immigrant arrivals

Advice to new assisted immigrant arrivals

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An official from the Labour Department gives employment advice to new assisted immigrant arrivals on the Monowai, 1949. New Zealand Herlad assisted immigration shipping ...

Assisted immigration resumes after war

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Advertisement for the NZ Shipping Company (Alexander Turnbull Library, Eph-G-SHIP-1940-01) The first draft of 118 British immigrants arrived in Auckland on the New Zealand Shipping Company liner  Rangitata. They were among 77,000 men, women and children who arrived from Great Britain under the ...

Emigration poster

Emigration poster

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An advertisement used in 1949 in large-circulation Sunday newspapers such as News of the World. Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga Ref: L 1, 22/2/14, part 1 Permission of Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga must be obtained before any reuse of this image. assisted ...

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

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Yellow-eyed penguins and their conservation, a look into Westport life, Niue elders’ experience of living in New Zealand and union history are some of the topics granted funding in this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards (NZOH). “These awards enable people to tell their stories and ensure they ...

Purua district rolls of honour

Purua district rolls of honour

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removed from the hall for safekeeping and are currently in private hands. The hall does preserve two interesting ‘pioneer’ memorials. In August 1943 the descendants of Nova Scotian immigrants who had settled in the area during the previous century planted 16 memorial trees at the junction of the Pipiwai ...

Te Ara marks Anzac Day with a personal account of war

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a New Zealand soldier, George Bollinger. George Bollinger was a young man from Taranaki who enlisted very soon after the First World War was declared. He sailed with the main body of troops and served with distinction at Gallipoli. However, he was the son of German immigrants and rumours started to ...

Immigrants arrive in Wellington

Immigrants arrive in Wellington

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Assisted immigrants arrive in Wellington on a calm, sunny day. Archives New Zealand National Publicity Studios Photographic Collection, AAQT 6401, A24655 immigration immigrants wellington city assisted immigration ...

British and Irish immigration 1840-1914

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Departure for New Zealand New Zealand is a country of immigrants. Wave after wave of peoples have settled here: Polynesian, British, European, Asian. From 1840 until the 1970s, Britain was the main source for immigrants. There were historical and political grounds for this – New Zealand was first ...

Join us for our next Public History talk featuring Dame Fiona Kidman

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Please join us at lunchtime, Wednesday 7 August 2019 to hear Dame Fiona Kidman discuss the writing of her award winning book This Mortal Boy Albert Black, born in Belfast, was eighteen when he arrived in New Zealand as an assisted work immigrant, in 1953. Although his life in New Zealand started ...

Life on board immigrant ship (sketch)

Life on board immigrant ship (sketch)

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Montage of sketches depicting life on board an immigrant ship showing emigrants embarking at the London docks, scrubbing the decks, watching a passing ship, dealing with heavy seas, catching an albatross, and queueing at the surgery. Taken from The Illustrated New Zealand Herald 9 April, 1875 ...

Poll tax imposed on Chinese

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Poll tax certificate (Archives New Zealand, LS 24/1 1615) Parliament passed the Chinese Immigrants Act. After this received the Royal Assent, a ‘poll tax’ of £10 (equivalent to  $1770 in 2020) was imposed on Chinese migrants and the number allowed to land from each ship arriving in New Zealand was ...

Chinese New Year

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This page outlines how the material on Chinese New Year can be used by teachers and students of social studies and history. The material can be a springboard into further topics associated with the experiences of Chinese in New Zealand. The links to the historic events offer opportunities for ...

The Golden Gate Milk Bar

The Golden Gate Milk Bar

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Reference: DW-1163 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. immigrants milk bars greece ...

Our history books

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Settlers: New Zealand immigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland 1840–1945, Jock Phillips and Terry Hearn (Auckland University Press)   2007 How to Do Local History, Gavin McLean (Otago University Press) Last Line of Defence: New Zealanders Remember the War at Home, Megan Hutching (ed.) (HarperCollins) ...

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Awards recipients

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the Whanganui River—$3500 National Dance Archive of New Zealand, Prominent New Zealanders in dance history—$4000 Sunita Singh, Ocean Beach bach community project—$4500 Anna Rogers, New Zealand women nurses serving overseas, Boer War to Vietnam—$4600 Vera Egermayer, Oral histories of Czech immigrants ...

First Albertland settlers arrive in Auckland

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Sign on the foreshore at Port Albert (Jock Phillips- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand) The  Matilda Wattenbach  brought 352 Nonconformist (non-Anglican Protestant) immigrants from England. Another 315 landed from the  Hanover  a week later, and six more immigrant ships had arrived by 1865. The ...

Summary

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This graph charts the immigrants from all countries who came to New Zealand from 1840 to 1914. This includes those who migrated from places such as Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and most significantly Australia. However since about 90% of those who reached New Zealand shores were born in Britain or ...

NZ history to be taught in all schools

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First encounters and early colonial history of Aotearoa New Zealand Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi and its history Colonisation of, and immigration to, Aotearoa New Zealand, including the New  Zealand Wars Evolving national identity of Aotearoa New Zealand in the late 19th and early  20th ...

Elizabeth Pink

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agricultural labourer, James decided to emigrate. Elizabeth consented to the idea on the condition that James give up drinking alcohol, which he did. As assisted immigrants, they and infant daughter sailed to Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship, Wennington in 1874. The expected destination of Canterbury ...

Domestic servants wanted poster

Domestic servants wanted poster

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a field with a mountain in the background. At bottom, a servant plays with two children in the grounds of a ground house while their mother watches, idly twirling a parasol. Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: Eph-A-IMMIGRATION-1912-cover Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library ...

Anti-Chinese hysteria in Dunedin

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Cartoon about the 'Yellow Peril' threat to New Zealand, 1907 (PapersPast) A meeting in Dunedin presided over by the mayor unanimously called for a ban on further Chinese immigrants. New Zealand in the 19th century strived to be a ‘Britain of the South Seas’ and Pākehā saw non-white ...

NZHistory website launched

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Department of Internal Affairs decided to embrace the brave new world of the Internet, primarily to promote the work of the group. This comprised the Historical Branch (responsible for publications about New Zealand at war and the history of government), the Heritage Operations Unit (responsible for national ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Megan Hutching and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links British and Irish Immigration 1840-1914 (NZHistory.net.nz) Books Megan Hutching, Long Journey for Sevenpence: Assisted Immigration to New Zealand from the United Kingdom 1947-1975, Victoria University ...

The voyage out

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ship Activities on board ship were organised both by the Liaison Officer employed by the Department of Labour and by the passengers themselves. The first Liaison Officer to be appointed was Jim Hay. His role was to give talks and lectures and answer the numerous enquiries made by immigrants who were ...

Emma Honour

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Joyce Neill, [1980s?] The Honour Story (notes held by Riddick family; sources include the Honour family Bible, birth & death certificates, Census returns, family anecdotes) UK 1871 Census via Ancestry.com Jock Phillips, 8 February 2005, History of immigration- The great migration: 1871 to 1885, Te ...

Hokitika joins Tohu Whenua

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people in search of the Te Tai Poutini’s natural taonga – pounamu and gold. “Ngāi Tahu fought many battles for pounamu here and later the port was central in establishing the town as the ‘Goldfields Capital’, making it the busiest New Zealand immigration entry point of its time,” says Tohu Whenua ...

Leaving the grey UK

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Emigration poster The Immigration Branch needed to advertise the scheme as widely as possible and mostly used the classified sections of British newspapers. Staff were willing to take advantage of any opportunity for publicity, however, such as having a stand at the 1951 Schoolboy's Own ...

History on TV timeline

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makes it all back in overseas sales. 1994 New Zealand: an immigrant nation examines the history of this country as a nation of migrants. Seven episodes screen over three years. 1995 The six-part series New Zealand at war documents the country’s experience during the Second World War. The primetime ...

Public media journalism boosted with new government funding

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x 30-40 mins podcasts & video, Julie Zhu for RNZ, $tbc Fast Start projects Animated History Of NZ, 14 x 15 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $114,000 A semi-animated series telling the nation’s story from pre-historic times to modern day. Eating Fried Chicken In The Shower, 8 x 20 – 30 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to ...

Film clip: at the milk bar

Film clip: at the milk bar

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be re-used or published without the prior permission of the Chief Archivist. See full film here. video Assisted immigration, 1947-75 film immigrants scottish milk bars ...

Irish protest poster

Irish protest poster

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disapprobation of the conduct of I. E. Featherston, Superintendent of this province, in instructing the Government agents in England to exclude Irish Immigrants from the benefit of passages to the Province under the Government Regulations". Erin-Gu-Braugh! Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand ...

Polish immigrant children

Polish immigrant children

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Reference Number: John Dobree collection (PAColl-0783), 1/4-003659;F Photographer: John Dobree Pascoe, 1908–1972 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. children immigration polish ...

Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand (IWCNZ)

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This essay written by Lynette Townsend was published online in Women Together: a History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand in 2020. The Muslim community in Aotearoa NewZealand is made up of a diverse group of people of many different ethnicities and countries of origin. Their historical ...

Port Lyttelton immigrants, 1851

Port Lyttelton immigrants, 1851

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Canterbury Association migrants disembarking at Port Lyttelton, January 1851. Hocken Library Permission of the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. immigration lyttelton painting canterbury association ...

Julius Vogel becomes premier

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Julius Vogel, 1860s (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-053949-F) Julius Vogel was the dominant political figure of the 1870s, serving as colonial treasurer and premier on several occasions, and launching massive programmes of immigration and public works. Born in London of Jewish–Dutch parentage, ...

British immigrant children on the Rangitata

British immigrant children on the Rangitata

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Arrival of British children on board the Rangitata, c. 4 October 1940 Alexander Turnbull Library Reference Number: Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614), 1/2-123892;G Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained ...

Map of immigration route from Britain

Map of immigration route from Britain

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Emigration routes from Great Britain. Map from the New Zealand Historical Atlas / Ko Paptuanuku e Takoto Nei edited by Malcolm McKinnon; cartography by Terralink NZ Ltd David Bateman Ltd. / Dept of Internal Affairs 1997 assisted immigration british maps ...

Canterbury Provincial Council Chambers

Canterbury Provincial Council Chambers

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telegraph and steamships were knitting the colony together more effectively. The smaller provinces were struggling and Premier Julius Vogel’s huge development and immigration schemes really needed one central authority to work effectively. We are inclined to shake our heads over the demise of the six ...

Immigration and ethnicity

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This essay written by Jacqueline Leckie was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Rachel Simon-Kumar in 2018. Most of the organisations discussed in this book catered mainly to Pākehā women, all of them immigrants or ...

New Zealand Company settlers arrive in Nelson

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Painting of Nelson, 1841 (Alexander Turnbull Library, C-025-015) The Fifeshire arrived in Nelson with immigrants for the New Zealand Company’s first settlement in the South Island. The company had been trying to purchase land in the area since 1839. Desire became necessity when news reached ...

Country of origin of immigrants (graph)

Country of origin of immigrants (graph)

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The composition of the inflow from Britain and Ireland was quite different from the composition of the United Kingdom as a whole. By comparison with the distribution of population in the homelands, there were generally fewer English than might be expected and considerably more from Ireland and ...

Poll tax on Chinese immigrants abolished

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further Chinese migrants joining those who had arrived since the mid-1860s. As work on the goldfields became harder to find, anti-Chinese prejudice increased. With the Chinese Immigrants Act 1881, New Zealand followed the example of Canada and the Australian colonies by imposing entry taxes on Chinese ...

Helen Gilbert

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50 in 1879. When she arrived in Otago she was reunited with her parents, Charles and Helen Robertson, and some of her siblings, who had immigrated on the Larkins  in 1849. Helen died in 1913 and is buried with her parents in Dunedin’s Southern Cemetery. Her sister-in-law, Wilhelmina Robertson, signed ...

Shetland Island farmers

Shetland Island farmers

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Group portrait of Shetland Island farmers, Campbell Island c1904. These men were appointed to manage the Campbell Island farm by the leaseholder Captain Tucker Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: 1/4-054553 Collection: J. Granger, PA Coll-0361 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, ...

Departure for New Zealand, painting

Departure for New Zealand, painting

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Families seated on their luggage awaiting embarkation (either to Australia or New Zealand) at the wharfside. 'Embarking for the land of gold in hope. Taking leave of old England'. By E. Noyce c1855. Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: E-079-002 source Permission of the Alexander ...

Te Papa brings colonial masterpiece home to New Zealand

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captures a powerful moment in our history,” says Te Papa Chief Executive Rick Ellis “I expect this dramatic painting will become an icon of the national collection, and we’re delighted New Zealanders will now have the opportunity to see it.” The work is one of seven known oil paintings Strutt completed ...

New Zealand House, London

New Zealand House, London

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New Zealand House in London in the 1960s. Archives New Zealand National Publicity Studios Photographic Collection, AAQT 6401, A76017 architecture assisted immigration london ...

Polish and kiwi children playing

Polish and kiwi children playing

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1/2-003659;F Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. children immigration polish pahiatua ...

'I just couldn't get out of the bath fast enough'

'I just couldn't get out of the bath fast enough'

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Marian Beech remembers the war at home Marian Beech was born in England in 1917, immigrating to New Zealand aged 11. Marian’s brother, Edgar Harvey, was among the thousands of servicemen who died during the war. He had left for war in the middle of 1941 attached to the RAF. By the end of the ...

Edwin Fox

Edwin Fox

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Edwin Fox. Tatty she may be, but the Edwin Fox has seen a lot of history since entering the water at Sulkeah on the River Hooghly in India in 1853. She is an ‘East Indiaman’ and when new was 747 tons gross, 44.14 m long and carried square sails on all three masts. The stubby old-fashioned design ...

The Centennial and progress

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New Zealand grows up The 1940 Centennial, planned for five years and publicly funded, was a deliberate act of national self-definition by the first Labour government. Labour wanted to unify the country through commemorations of collective achievement and history, and used a variety of devices: ...

Fort Jervois

Fort Jervois

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fortifications and two of the guns. The island is currently closed for repairs. Further information This site is item number 70 on the  History of New Zealand in 100 Places list. Websites Heritage New Zealand List DOC site history DOC visiting information Books Peter Cooke, Defending New Zealand, Defence of New ...

Wreck of the Sophia Pate

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Harrison, scoured Auckland and Kororāreka (Russell) for a pilot familiar with the harbour entrance. When this effort was unsuccessful, he offered to refund part of the settlers’ charter fee if they agreed to travel overland from the Bay of Islands to Kaihu. Refusing this offer, 20 Irish immigrants stayed on ...

The Scots

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was the origin of about 60% of New Zealand's Scots immigrants. The only change was a slight shift from the East Lowlands around Edinburgh to the West Lowlands around Glasgow. This may reflect in the early years the influence of Edinburgh leaders in the Otago settlement and the importance of ...

George Bradford

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Born in Sussex, England, in 1870, George Roland Bradford was the first member of a New Zealand military force to be killed while serving overseas. The South Africa War was not Bradford’s first military experience, as he had served with the Grenadier Guards before immigrating to New Zealand. After ...

1922 recession cartoon

1922 recession cartoon

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all Asian immigration and return migrants to their home countries. Alexander Turnbull Library Glover, Thomas Ellis, 1891?-1938 Reference Number: A-313-3-031 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse ...

Te Mātauranga me te Akoranga – Education and training

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https://natlib.govt.nz/researchers/making-the-most-of-your-visit Learn more about using the services that the National Library provides to support you in your research and information gathering about your taonga. If you’d like to talk to a librarian call 0800 474 300. Research Guides These guides will help you with your whānau, hapū and iwi research He Tohutohu ...

Edward Jerningham Wakefield

Edward Jerningham Wakefield

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Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1820–79) was the son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, the prime mover behind immigration schemes from Britain to New Zealand in the late 1830s and 1840s. Edward Jerningham was Member of Parliament for Christchurch Country (1853–5) and, later, Christchurch City East ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Steve Watters and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team. Links British immigration and the New Zealand Company (Te Ara) Dictionary of New Zealand Biography – contains biographical information on most of the people mentioned in this feature Digitised texts relating ...

NZ On Air and RNZ Joint Innovation fund

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Julie Zhu for RNZ, up to $79,825. First generation New Zealanders share stories with their immigrant parents. Fast Starts* Animated History Of NZ, 14 x 15 mins, RNZ for RNZ, up to $114,000. A semi-animated series telling the nation’s story from pre-historic times to modern day. Eating Fried Chicken In ...

1920- key events

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hard labour and his achievements were virtually erased from the city’s history. Other events in 1920: The new League of Nations gave New Zealand a mandate to administer the former German colony in Samoa, which it had occupied in 1914. New Zealand would rule Western Samoa until 1962. The Immigration ...

'All those lovely young men'

'All those lovely young men'

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Marian Beech remembers the war at home Marian Beech was born in England in 1917, immigrating to New Zealand aged 11. Marian's brother, Edgar Harvey, was among the thousands of servicemen who died during the war. He had left for war in the middle of 1941 attached to the RAF. By the end of the ...

Waikato Land Wars Commemorations Begin

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will resonate with all New Zealand,” Ngā Pae o Maumahara Chair Tom Roa said. “The importance of commemorating the events of 1863-1864 for all New Zealanders is that it makes a point of marking a moment in history that was fraught with conflict and tension. “In re-telling the stories from this past and ...

Dominion status symposium, 2007

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this paper asks how much space the twin spectres of globalisation and the nation have left for each other in New Zealand historiography and history. Speculation about the future follows discussion of the interaction between earlier New Zealand trans-national and national identities. Professor Belich ...

Shakti Community Council

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propelled the women to set up a permanent specialist support service, including the first refuge specifically for immigrant women in Auckland. Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Interview with Farida Sultana, founder of the Shakti Community Council New Zealand and Australia. That first refuge ...

Cospatrick fire kills 470

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Fire on the Cospatrick (Te Ara Encylopedia of New Zealand) En route to Auckland laden with immigrants, the Cospatrick caught fire and sank off South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. Although the tragedy happened far from New Zealand, it has been described as this country’s worst civil disaster. When ...

Matanaka

Matanaka

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Zealand whaling stations and supply craft before turning coloniser. He sent immigrants and livestock across to his Waikouaiti station in 1840, and followed three years later. Visitors found touches of civilisation such as a piano. Jones’s farms prospered, supplying the Free Church settlers who waded ...

Waka: connecting the ocean with Aotearoa New Zealand’s history

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before them. Ngāti Raukawa chant, cited in Ranginui Walker, Ka whawahi tonu mātou: struggle without end As Aotearoa New Zealand is a group of islands in the vast Pacific Ocean, the topic of waka is a poignant and obvious place to begin exploring aspects of our history. In the preface to her book Tears of ...

New Zealand Militia cap

New Zealand Militia cap

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A New Zealand Militia officers' cap belonging to Major George Vance Shannon, who helped found the township of Shannon in Horowhenua. Shannon immigrated to New Zealand from Ireland in 1865 and settled in Nelson. After establishing a wholesale and manufacturing business in Wellington he became ...

New Zealand’s war effort showcased in Country Lads

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culture and heritage.   “The vignettes each showcase an event or an identity that has made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand’s history and life,” Greg Goulding said.   “They tell the tale of that firm New Zealand favourite hokey-pokey, the influence of the School Journal on the lives of our ...

Life in New Zealand

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A land of 'wide open spaces' After they arrived, each assisted immigrant was given a letter of welcome from Bert Bockett, the Secretary for Labour, which outlined the assistance which the Department would give them and provided details of the jobs in New Zealand to which they had been ...

Personalities

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1960s Suzy van der Kwast came to New Zealand as an assisted immigrant in 1960. Her first café, The Windmill, was a great success. She later sold it and bought new premises on Willis Street, where Suzy's Coffee Lounge was born. It was one of many Wellington institutions run by Dutch immigrants who ...

Further information

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Android devices via Google Links Ngati Toa Rangatira (Te Ara) Wellington- The struggle to survive (Te Ara) British immigration and the New Zealand Company (Te Ara) Dictionary of New Zealand Biography – contains biographical information on most of the people mentioned in this feature Digitised texts ...

Interior of Suzy's Coffee Lounge

Interior of Suzy's Coffee Lounge

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Interior of Suzy's Coffee Lounge, Willis Street, Wellington, [c 1960s]. Suzy van der Kwast Suzy van der Kwast grew up in the Netherlands, helping sell her father's produce at his shop. She came to New Zealand as an assisted immigrant. When applying to migrate here she told authorities ...

Chinese Women's Organisations

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goldminers as early as the 1860s, their families had been effectively barred by anti-Chinese immigration restrictions. These included the £100 poll-tax (1896), the 'literacy test' of 100 English words picked at the pleasure of the customs official at the port of entry (1907), and the Permit System, ...

New Zealand citizenship established

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Passport office in Wellington, 1948 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-027793-F) The British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948 (the order of the terms showed their relative importance) gave New Zealand citizenship to all current residents who had been either born British subjects  or ...

Scottish settlers arrive in Otago

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The John Wickliffe lies at anchor as the Philip Laing arrives at Port Chalmers, 1848 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-003216-G) Otago celebrates the arrival of the immigrant ship  John Wickliffe as the founding day of the province. The vessel and its 97 passengers sailed from Gravesend, England, ...

Subdividing Cheviot Hills- roadside stories

Subdividing Cheviot Hills- roadside stories

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wealthy in an economically depressed country did not always make him popular. Born in England, William Robinson immigrated to Australia in 1839, where he made his fortune as a stock dealer. In 1856, he moved to North Canterbury. Robinson soon became one of the district’s largest landowners, with ...

Sectarian violence in Canterbury

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taking place. Ireland’s struggles for land reform, home rule and then independence were major issues in British politics throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The influx of British and Irish immigrants to New Zealand meant these debates and crises were followed closely in this country. The ...

Ships and Shipwrecks: Maritime History 1912 – 2006

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The dangers and pleasures of shipboard life are illustrated in this 70-minute film compilation of New Zealand maritime history. The films date from 1912 through 2006 and feature maritime life, onboard adventures and shipwrecks.  The evening’s screening will include stirring live piano accordion ...

Historic Māori Portraits Travel to the Czech Republic

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resonance. It’s not just about the history of these artworks, but also a chance to acknowledge their ongoing importance and living presence in a modern context.’ The tour to Germany and Czech Republic marks the first time the Māori portraits have left New Zealand since they were painted more than 100 years ...

Domestic workers call for 68-hour week

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Advertisement for domestic servants, c. 1912–13 (ATL, Eph-A-IMMIGRATION-1912-cover) At a meeting in Wellington, Marianne Tasker and supporters established a domestic workers’ union, hoping to use the Liberal government’s Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act to force employers to improve pay ...

Where to?

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the free migration of Irish across the Tasman to Auckland. Westland also had a large number of people from Ireland. Many of these were miners who had migrated across the Tasman from the Victorian gold fields to the West Coast gold rushes. Otago and Southland had a majority of British immigrants who ...

HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone

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Canterbury, in international waters outside the test area. A Cabinet minister would accompany this daring protest. Kirk put all their names into a hat and drew out that of Fraser Colman, the minister of immigration and mines. The opposition National Party declined an invitation to send an MP on the Otago. The ...

Māori and European population numbers, 1838–1901

Māori and European population numbers, 1838–1901

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population declined while numbers of non-Māori increased more than ten-fold. The non-Māori population surged during the gold rushes of the early 1860s, and again during Vogel’s assisited immigration scheme of the 1870s, before the rate of increase slowed during the Long Depression of the 1880s. The size of ...

Perrine Moncrieff

Perrine Moncrieff

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For nearly 50 years Perrine Moncrieff was this country's foremost female conservationist. Born into an upper-class British family, she immigrated to New Zealand in 1921, settled in Nelson and bought land on the shores of Tasman Bay, which became a scenic reserve in the 1930s. In 1942, to ...

Spotlight on Māori Culture in Los Angeles

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History in July this year. Image courtesy of Shine PR. The exhibition fuses traditional and contemporary displays with more than 70 precious works of art, in-situ tekoteko carving, live tā moko, kapa haka and contemporary performances and presentations, and for the first time, includes pounamu ...

Martha Kennedy

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Pleasant Valley, Grahams Town, which was the residence of her father. David Kennedy was born in Cootehill, County Cavern, Ireland and immigrated to New Zealand in 1862 on the  Eagle Speed. He moved to Thames during the gold rush where he was in a general cartage and contracting partnership. David and ...

Wellington cafe culture

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espresso machines. In fact, in New Zealand 'coffee' usually meant 'coffee essence'- liquid coffee and chicory served in hot milk. Classic cafés map The 1950s saw the emergence of the modern café in Wellington, part of a global phenomenon influenced by increased immigration. Coffee ...

Helen Vallance

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Scotland, Old Parish Registers – Marriages, 1849 “Old Cumnock Marriages  610/0040/0434”, Vallance-Patrick; digital images, Scotlands People. Series: VPRS 14; Series Title: Register of Assisted Immigrants from the United Kindom (refer to microform copy, VPRS 3502) Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, Assisted ...

Harry McNeish's grave

Harry McNeish's grave

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expedition, McNeish played a significant role in the survival of Shackleton's men. But despite this Shackleton denied him the Polar Medal, purportedly for disloyalty. Some years later McNeish immigrated to New Zealand, where he died destitute in 1930. The New Zealand government ensured that he was buried ...

Koło Polek Polish Women’s League

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organisation had no resources but the skills and physical labour of the women themselves. League members used these resources to raise money for many causes, not necessarily all Polish. In their own community they funded the facilities in Polish House, the Saturday School (teaching Polish language, history and ...

Leonard Cockayne

Leonard Cockayne

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Leonard Cockayne is widely regarded as New Zealand's greatest botanist and one of its leading scientists. Born near Sheffield, England, he was a lonely child who developed a keen interest in the natural world. With some grounding in botany from preliminary medical studies, he immigrated to ...

Bernard Freyberg

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history. He maintained a strong interest in the project during his term, which was extended from five to six years in light of an impending royal visit and other issues. He left New Zealand on 15 August 1952. On his return to England Freyberg frequently sat in the House of Lords, having been raised to the ...

Overview

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coffee house. European immigrants were prominent in establishing the new coffee shops of the 1950s, encouraged by a resident population of Jewish refugees- professionals, artists and musicians who had already helped shape Wellington's distinctive cultural scene during the war years. These new coffee ...

1982- key events

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Wage and price freeze In June Minister of Finance (and Prime Minister) Robert Muldoon announced a simultaneous freeze on wages and prices, the most dramatic peacetime economic regulation in New Zealand history. This blunt weapon was aimed at rising inflation, but many economists believed this ...

E. Duke

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many tributes including a Telegram from the Methodist Conference meeting in Wellington and  Otago Daily Times 14 March 1905 Page 7  “Golden Wedding” Electoral Rolls:   findmypast 1893 AND Ancestry.com.au Church:  The History of Methodism in New Zealand by Rev Dr William Morley1900 McKee & Co, ...

Caroline Meyer

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Peter, Johan, Anton Claudius, Jens, Neils, Violet, Ernest (Ainot), Bertha, Roy, Lily, Cissy and Carry. When she signed the Suffrage Petition, Caroline and her family were living in Campbelltown (Rongotea). School records and oral history suggests the family may have returned to Denmark at the end of ...

Racist killing in Wellington's Haining St

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promote his crusade to rid New Zealand of non-European immigrants. Born in Poonyu County in Canton (Guangdong), China, Joe Kum Yung had arrived in New Zealand about 25 years earlier, after spending several years mining in Victoria, Australia. An accident on the West Coast, where he was pursuing a gold ...

1976- key events

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1980s. Dawn raids intensify With the economy in recession and unemployment rising, the spotlight was turned on ‘overstayers’ – immigrants whose temporary visas had expired. Accused of overloading the welfare system, some were detained and deported. Dawn raids on the homes of alleged overstayers by police ...

Council of Jewish Women of New Zealand

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parcels and clothing to refugees, supported mothers with young children and husbands overseas, and welcomed new immigrants. After the war, branches initiated a wide range of small-scale local fundraising schemes; Christchurch, for instance, supported Templeton Hospital for the intellectually disabled. The ...

Revision activities for NCEA history

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the numbers killed and enslaved, these conflicts drastically shifted the boundaries of the areas that iwi controlled. The validity of the term ‘musket wars' has become a source of historical debate. Some historians argue that the musket contributed to Māori history rather than determined it, and ...

Australian gold rush migrants

Australian gold rush migrants

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Victoria prior coming to New Zealand. Alexander Turnbull Library Reference: J-040-004 Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. australia immigration goldfields cartoon ...

A Festival of New Zealand Stars Abroad

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a holiday, and spends his leave travelling up the Wanganui River by car and then by river boat. The purpose of the film is to show the Wanganui River as it was in the past. Includes scenes of: a dinner at a local Wanganui home (roast lamb); the small settlement of Jerusalem (Hiruharama) and a brief history ...

NZ's first overseas diplomatic post created

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guarantee of a £1 million loan for new roading in the colony. His appointment as New Zealand’s first Agent-General followed soon after. Much of Featherston’s work involved recruiting migrants for Vogel’s immigration programme. He disliked office work and never developed efficient business habits. Accustomed ...

Honey House history creates a real buzz

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Mission Mission House and Stone Store (246 Kerikeri Road) are open to the public every day during summer between 10am-5pm. The Honey House Café is open daily between 10am and 4pm. July 2013 update More information about the history of bees in New Zealand is available in a 2010 book The immigrant bees, ...

A history of NZ photography in 20 photographs

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This list of images was compiled by photographer Andy Palmer, who stresses that it is by no means a comprehensive or objective history. It is a personal compilation of New Zealand photographs that have some meaning for him, that he likes, and that by coincidence sketch out a history of photography ...

Sound clip: an immigrant describes NZ

Sound clip: an immigrant describes NZ

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Hear assisted migrant Ken Swann describe life in New Zealand. Transcript of this interview Ken: A lot of English people, I think, were not accepted as well as they might have been because they themselves tended to think anything that was in New Zealand that was different to what they had been used ...

Building Vogel's railways

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Julius Vogel wasn't the first colonial politician to promise to fund public works and immigration with borrowed money. But the early 1870s offered better prospects for success. War in the North Island was all but over. The main British railway network was largely complete, so English ...

Section Six- Statement of Standards and Service Performance (SSP) for the year ended 30 June 2008

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A history of New Zealand immigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland An oral history of MAF Biosecurity An oral history of New Zealand Police. Publish at least 12 new features during the year on www.NZHistory.net.nz   Achieved – 19 new features were published to www.NZHistory.net.nz.   Historical ...

Sandy Edmonds- groovy baby!

Sandy Edmonds- groovy baby!

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Sandy became notorious for her skimpy outfits. One revealing zebra-skin bikini was banned on staid New Zealand television in the mid-1960s. Famous for being famous She was our first pop superstar of the TV age – a 1960s New Zealand Paris Hilton. Liverpool-born dental assistant Sandy Edmonds rose ...

Ngāti Toa and the New Zealand Company

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Wakefield, eventually claimed to have purchased 1.2 million hectares in the Cook Strait region. On the basis of three dubious (and soon discredited) purchases, the company set about establishing its main settlement at Port Nicholson (Wellington), where the first shiploads of immigrants arrived in January ...

Hazelburn district war memorial

Hazelburn district war memorial

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Hazelburn district war memorial. It was erected by the residents of Hazelburn, Totara Valley and Opihi Bruce Comfort, 2011 Find out more about the people listed on this memorial on the Auckland Museum's Cenotaph website World Wars hazelburn opihi totara valley ...

Association of Anglican Women

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members, including clergy wives, came as visitors and immigrants, and English MU literature circulated. Financial aid, even mission monies, were all channelled back through England, as were social concerns: as late as the 1930s the New Zealand MU was asked to work through the Church of England Public ...

Nuclear testing in the Pacific

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HMNZS Otago and  Canterbury, into the test area, with a Cabinet minister on board. Kirk put all his Cabinet ministers’ names into a hat and drew out that of Fraser Colman, the minister of immigration and mines. Some insiders unkindly suggested that the lowly ranked Colman’s name had been written on ...

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Opening & Celebration

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– with lots of hard work and clever-clog smart thinking. The Dutch are often called the ‘Invisible Immigrants’. That label won’t apply any more after November. Oranjehof will be the place where all things Dutch come together, and where visitors can make connections with the Netherlands, past and future, ...

Interviewees

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The interviews that appear in this feature were recorded for the book Home: civilian New Zealanders remember the Second World War, written by Alison Parr and published by the Penguin Group in 2010. Marian Beech Marian Beech was born in England in 1917, immigrating to New Zealand aged 11. ...

Overview of NZ in the 19th century: 1870-1900

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A significant demographic milestone was reached in 1886- for the first time the majority of non-Māori people living here were New Zealand-born rather than immigrants. Most continued to see themselves as British and referred to Britain as ‘home'. But there were signs that they were also ...

Jessie Guild Cook

Jessie Guild Cook

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Jessie Cook (née Paton) was born in Dunedin in 1859, the daughter of well-regarded Scottish immigrants. In 1879 she married John Cook, a marine engineer and partner in Stevenson and Cook, noted Port Chalmers shipbuilders. The couple settled at St Leonards where Jessie brought up their eight ...

Pacific Women's Organisations

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missionary to the Cook Islands, as president and Mrs Edmonds as vice-president; representatives from the different island groups were on the committee. By 1947 a Wellington branch of the PICC and an Auckland Niuean group were established. The church provided a vital social link for single women immigrants ...

Te Papa’s Modern Living exhibition explores New Zealand’s unique design history

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living was shaped by projects and ideas from other parts of the world. Local practitioners discovered these ideas through European immigrants, by reading international books and journals, and by training and working overseas. It endeavoured to demonstrate how New Zealanders could live with good design ...

Mrs. P. Lamb

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grandmother was Jean Landells (1774-1838).  Jean ended her life in St Cuthbert’s Workhouse in Edinburgh.  Mary-Annie’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Macdonald (1765).  His date of death is unknown but it was probably before Jean resulting in her entering the workhouse, a dreaded institution but often the ...

Lizzy Gibbs

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Bedfordshire and arrived at Lyttelton 23 December 1850 aboard the Sir George Seymour, one of the first four ships carrying 782 immigrants, known as the 'Canterbury Pilgrims', to arrive in the Canterbury settlement. They are commemorated on marble plaques in Pilgrims' Corner in Cathedral Square, ...

Music and cafe culture

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'theme' of the café, and the cultural heritage of the owner and clientele. The early days Immigration, particularly from Europe, influenced the development of a musical identity in Wellington. Prior to the 1940s, apart from the occasional guest artist or local celebrity, very little entertainment was ...

Popularity

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overwhelmingly with Britain (in 1953, 67.5% of our exports and 56% of our imports), and most immigrants came from Britain (65% in 1953-54). By 1953 New Zealand had recovered from depression and war. Indeed the boom in wool prices created by the Korean War had given New Zealand the second-highest standard of ...

Women Together introduction

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education, rural women, sport/recreation/leisure, arts and crafts, immigration and ethnicity, and lesbian women. Each section began with an essay designed to provide a context and overview for the short historiesThe many organisations featured or mentioned represented only a small proportion of the ...

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Sound clip: holidays in the UK and NZ

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Scotland my self — I loved Scotland — but the sun wasn't like it is here. To be able to get up every day, come home from work and be out in the sunshine — wonderful — I mean, we couldn't get enough of it! Oral History Centre, Alexander Turbull Library Interviewed by Megan Hutching, 1996. ...

Girls' Friendly Society

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a charitable trust, with financial advice given by a board of male trustees. Parish branches were brought together under the leadership of an all-female diocesan council, responsible for managing GFS hostels, organising support services for immigrant women, and overseeing the work of associates in the parish ...

The Vogel era

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Julius Vogel In 1870, Colonial Treasurer Julius Vogel launched the most ambitious development programme in New Zealand’s history. He proposed to borrow huge sums from Britain to revitalise and accelerate European colonisation. The money would be used to assist British migrants to settle here, to ...

Sound clip: New Settlers Association gathering

Sound clip: New Settlers Association gathering

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club rooms of the New Settlers' Association. Audio: Oral History Centre, Alexander Turbull Library Interviewed by Megan Hutching, 1993 Image: Archives New Zealand National Publicity Studios Photographic Collection, AAQT 6401, A13568 ...

Domestic Workers' Unions

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The history of domestic service unions is brief and confused. Repeated efforts to organise what was, until 1936, the largest group of women workers all ended in failure: none of the unions drew substantial support, none lasted for more than a few years, and none was able to negotiate an award with ...

Industrial action

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brewing industry if consumer pressure could force prices down elsewhere in New Zealand. One of the few unions to oppose the boycott was the Westland Hotel and Restaurant Workers' Union, whose members were concerned about job security. Scabs and troublemakers One recent British immigrant found it too ...

Mary Elizabeth Davidson

Mary Elizabeth Davidson

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family boarded the sailing ship Hermione and immigrated to New Zealand. During the voyage Mary Elizabeth gave birth to another daughter and the birth register says it was off the West Coast of Africa. The baby was named Hermione, the ship’s name, and she was my Grandmother. The Davidson family at Waipu ...

Farida Sultana

Farida Sultana

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Farida Sultana, founder of the Shakti Community Council New Zealand and Australia. When Farida Sultana came to New Zealand in 1995 she didn’t intend to set up the Shakti Women’s Network, but she soon saw that there was a desperate need for an agency that could help migrant women. Driven by her own ...

Lesbian

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policy, to those of specific concern to lesbian groups with regard to child custody, immigration, next-of-kin, health policy, and disability. [10] Lesbians of Colour (with members mainly of Pacific Islands and Asian descent) were active too, particularly in Wellington. By the early 1990s, lesbian ...

Young Women's Christian Association of Aotearoa New Zealand

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national association changed its name to the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand. The safety of women was a concern from the time the organisation began. One of the initial activities undertaken by many local associations was to meet the immigrant ships and look after young working class women, arriving alone and ...

New Zealand Co-operative Women’s Guild

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producers and supplied their members through co-operative stores at a price which eliminated retailers' profits. All members were part-owners in the enterprise, and any clear profits reverted to them as dividends or amenities. Working class immigrants from Britain introduced the concept of co-operative ...

Arts and crafts

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This essay written by Anne Else was first published in Women together: a history of women's organisations in New Zealand in 1993. It was updated by Anne Else in 2019. All-women arts and crafts groups have a long history in this country. In Māori society, where women and men for the most part ...

Ernest and Allan Holz

Ernest and Allan Holz

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Zealanders who died as a result of First World War service and are listed on the Roll of Honour. Born in Wellington in 1879 and 1891 respectively, Ernest and Allan were among the eight surviving children of Bertha and Julius Holz, a German immigrant who had become a naturalised British subject in 1884. ...

Massey at Massey

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Palmerston North uneasy at the amount of whitewash that had been applied to his hitherto florid image over the last two days. The least positive view was probably Jock Phillips’ opening argument that Massey was typical of Ulster immigrants of his day. Bruce Farland then demolished several straw men (we know ...

Policy for Government departments' management of historic heritage 2004 (August 2004)

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institutional practices in prisons and courts, the provision of facilities for immigrant and religious groups, and demographic changes. Compliance with legislation, such as the Building Act 1991, which may require balancing public health and safety with conservation objectives. The competing needs for limited ...

Mahila Samaj

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Kasanji, who had played a key role in establishing Mahila Samaj in Wellington, was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to the Indian community in 2019. She had earlier been made a Life Member of the Wellington Indian Association, one of only two women in its history to ...

Overview

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years longer than his Māori counterpart, and a non-Māori girl five years longer than a newborn Māori girl. Immigration from the British Isles continued to decrease and the tidal movements to and from Australia were the largest flows of migrants. By the end of the decade there was a net annual outflow of ...

Sergeant Kaipati

Sergeant Kaipati

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Sergeant Kaipati of the Ocean Island Constabulary, photographed shortly before leaving to join the NZEF. Private Kaipati Kaipati came from the Gilbert and Ellice group to join the NZEF. A sergeant in the Ocean Island Police Constabulary, Kaipati was well known on the island - he was in charge of ...

Obtaining land

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communities found that their land was now a series of paper titles owned by unaccountable individuals. The only thing they could effectively do with their land was to sell it. Land purchasing from the 1870s The government's ambitious immigration and public works policies sparked another round of ...

Photography timeline

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range and giving a more realistic rendition than earlier films. 1907 Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiére start manufacturing Autochrome plates, the first practical system of colour photography. 1909 Bohemian immigrant Joseph Divis starts working in, and photographing, West Coast mines, notably Waiuta, to ...

Waka Rotana

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39022 Rotana Waka http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C116423 Lance Corporal Huntly West, Waikato, New Zealand Miss N. Rotana (sister), Huntly West, Waikato, New Zealand ...

Edmonds cookery book

Edmonds cookery book

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Cover of the 3rd edition of the Sure to rise cookery book (1914), published by baking manufacturer T.J. Edmonds.  Our best-selling book The Edmonds cookery book has sold over 3 million copies since it was first published in 1908, making it the best-selling New Zealand book by far. In Kiwi ...

Association of New Zealand Embroiderers' Guilds

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was facilitated by the teaching activities of several skilled embroiderers. Kay du Toit, a post-war British immigrant, joined the Otago University Extension as an itinerant craft tutor in the early 1950s. Throughout Southland and Otago, she taught embroidery, millinery, leatherwork and shoemaking to ...

Rural

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Additional leisure time for women was directed into elaborating their homemaking functions, rather than entering areas where they would have competed with men. This also happened on the farm, as women increasingly withdrew or were marginalised from market production. The early history of the major rural ...

Overview

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Population Red Cross babies In 1960 New Zealand was still in the midst of the post-war baby boom. The peak came in 1961 when 65,476 babies were born. The baby boom ended in 1964. Immigration continued, and we continued to enjoy steady population growth until an economic recession struck in 1968. ...

Maintaining public services

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Office’, IA1 1652 26/125 Books Alan Henderson, The quest for efficiency: the origins of the State Services Commission, State Services Commission, Wellington, 1990 Bert Roth, Remedy for present evils: a history of the New Zealand Public Service Association from 1890, New Zealand Public Service Association, ...

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population grew steadily during the decade, climbing from about 1.24 million in 1920 to 1.48 million in 1930. Despite the deaths of 18,000 soldiers during or soon after the Great War, the country still had slightly more men than women. Following the revival of assisted immigration from Britain, more than ...

2015 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement: Winners announced

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of cross-cultural dialogue, stressing the need to ‘continue to debate and work out how to relate to each other, with the Treaty as our guide.’ She has published significant books and articles on cross-cultural communication and on Māori history and society, including Rautahi: The Maoris of New ...

CDIP projects

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stage July 22-30 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Through nine days of immersive programming, Tuku Iho| Living Legacy featured Tā moko – the art of Māori tattoo; carving demonstrations, Kapa haka, workshops and discussions with artists and performers against ...

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immigrants. The population had only reached 3.2 million by the end of the decade. Non-Māori still lived longer than Māori, although the gap was narrowing. Life expectancy was 69 years for  non-Māori men  and 76 for women, as against 63 and 68 respectively for Māori. The rate of Māori infant mortality (deaths ...

First World War by the numbers

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the right to hold an elected public office of any kind or vote for 10 years. [27] The government statistician estimated that around 3500 – or at most 5000 – men never registered for the ballot. He based this figure on census, death, and immigration/emigration statistics. [28] First World War objectors ...

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Population Plunket baby, 1950s The post-war ‘baby boom’ was the main contributor to a population increase of nearly 400,000 during the 1950s. But it was an immigrant on the Captain Hobson who in September 1952 officially took New Zealand’s population past the two million mark. More than 125,000 ...

Itinerary

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See film of the royal tour: The 1953–4 royal tour of NZ – Auckland to Stratford The 1953–4 royal tour of NZ – New Plymouth to Christchurch The 1953–4 royal tour of NZ – Canterbury to Bluff Auckland to Gisborne (23 December 1953- 6 January 1954) 1953 Wednesday 23 December A.M. SS Gothic berthed ...

Occupational backgrounds of immigrants (graph)

Occupational backgrounds of immigrants (graph)

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Read more about the occupations of British migrants to New Zealand. Jock Phillips ...

Public Service Roll of Honour

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This Roll of Honour lists 218 men from the core Public Service who died in the First World War. It was originally published in the New Zealand Gazette on 29 April 1920. We have linked each name to that soldier's page on Auckland War Memorial Museum's Cenotaph database. From this database ...

Index of wartime laws and regulations, 1914-21

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Attorney-General may order any person not ordinarily resident in NZ who is ‘disaffected, disloyal, or likely to be a source of danger to the peace, order, and good government’ of NZ, to leave Undesirable Immigrants Exclusion Act 1919 allows regulation 26 to be revoked, 18 December 1919 (New Zealand Gazette, 18 ...

Concert programme for Caledonian Society

Concert programme for Caledonian Society

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Caledonian Society of Wellington: fourth annual concert. Opera House, Friday evening 12 July 1889. The front cover includes a drawing of a bagpiper, the back has the words for 'Auld Lang Syne' and a picture of another man in 'traditional' Scottish attire. Back and front cover ...

William Cargill

William Cargill

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Often seen out in his blue bonnet and tartan plaid in early colonial Dunedin, Captain William Cargill was the leader of the Free Church of Scotland’s settlement in Otago, intent on maintaining a religious and orderly community in the most isolated corner of the earth. Read biography of William ...

New Zealand in 1907

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music was played at the Christchurch Exhibition of 1906/07. Novels and poetry about ‘Maoriland’ were enormously popular. Maori remained a largely rural people, but, after decades of population decline, their numbers were rising. The term ‘Young Maori Party’ denoted a new generation of leaders, such as ...

Shakti begins in New Zealand

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Volunteers outside the first Shakti centre in New Zealand. (Shakti) On 8 August 1995 Farida Sultana and seven other women met to discuss the establishment of a culturally specialist support service for Asian, Middle Eastern and African women in New Zealand. Sultana had been working as a volunteer ...

New Zealand pub scene, 1967

New Zealand pub scene, 1967

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The 'six o'clock swill' at the Porirua Tavern in 1967, the year six o'clock hotel closing was abolished. Evening Post Ref: 4723-1967 alcohol drink porirua six oclock swill ...

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