Kōrero: Scandinavians

Immigrant ship the Celaeno

Immigrant ship the Celaeno

Built in Aberdeen in 1863, the Celaeno made 11 voyages to New Zealand. In 1871 she landed the first government-assisted Norwegian and Swedish migrants. They had heard of Māori, but otherwise knew little about their destination. The immigration agent in Norway reassured them that ‘there are no man-eaters there now. You will find them a nice race of people’.

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Carl Walrond, 'Scandinavians - 1870s: assisted migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/284/immigrant-ship-the-celaeno (accessed 13 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015