Story: History of immigration

Betty Meyer, Scottish immigrant

Betty Meyer emigrated to New Zealand from Hawick in the Borders country of Scotland in 1952 at the age of 16. She came with her parents who had been sponsored by a Dunedin woollen factory. In this interview she explains why her parents decided to leave Hawick for Dunedin.

Using this item

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: Betty Meyer interviewed by Lyndon Fraser

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Assisted immigration revives: 1946 to 1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/2149/betty-meyer-scottish-immigrant (accessed 4 June 2020)

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