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Immigrants from Cornwall

In this extract from a 1997 interview, a Cornish museum director explains why Cornwall sent such a large number of people to New Zealand between 1840 and 1880.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: Prone places and crossings [videorecording]. Director/Producer, Jock Phillips. Wellington: Te Papa Productions, 1997.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - The flow from England’s south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/1912/immigrants-from-cornwall (accessed 11 April 2021)

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