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Yorkshire immigrants talk of work in New Zealand and at ‘home’

In the 1920s there was an increase in immigrants from the more industrial areas of northern England, especially Yorkshire. One Yorkshire immigrant who arrived in 1927 was a man simply known as Mr Pearson. He had worked at a dockyard at South Bank-on-Tees. Here he and his wife discuss the differences in work practices in New Zealand compared with Yorkshire.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Northern England; the Channel Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/2083/yorkshire-immigrants-talk-of-work-in-new-zealand-and-at-home (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015