This graph shows the proportions of immigrants to Canterbury from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The English counties of the south-west and south-east were good recruiting grounds, as was London. About 20% also came from Scotland, where Highland shepherds were recruited to assist in the development of backblocks Canterbury.
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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage Wellington