Kōrero: Death rates and life expectancy

Settler prosperity

Settler prosperity

An 1840s propaganda poster comparing starvation in England with abundance in New Zealand was designed to encourage people to emigrate. Its depiction of the relative prosperity in New Zealand was generally fair – the colony had a high per-capita gross domestic product, and settler families could enjoy a high standard of living.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0043-1848-15

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Ian Pool, 'Death rates and life expectancy - Pākehā epidemiological transition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/26579/settler-prosperity (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Ian Pool, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 14 Mar 2019