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Immigration barracks: New Plymouth (1 o 3)

Immigration barracks: New Plymouth

From the mid-1800s immigration barracks were built in most major European settlements in New Zealand to provide short-stay accommodation for new settlers after their arrival and before they secured work. This painting by Charles Heaphy shows the New Plymouth immigration barracks, erected in 1841 by local Māori for the first British settlers. It seems the immigrants were still to arrive because most of the people depicted appear to be Māori.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0048-01
Engraving after a drawing by Charles Heaphy

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - Immigration barracks to workers’ dwellings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/32386/immigration-barracks-new-plymouth (accessed 4 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012