Kōrero: Speech and accent

New Zealand immigrants from England by county, 1840–52

New Zealand immigrants from England by county, 1840–52

Most 19th-century migrants to New Zealand came from England. The largest contributing area was the south-east and London, and the accents of these settlers eventually formed the New Zealand accent. This map shows the relative contribution of migrants to New Zealand from the different English counties. 

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Source: Jock Phillips & Terry Hearn, Settlers: New Zealand immigrants from England, Ireland & Scotland, 1800–1945. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2008, pp. 71–72.

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Elizabeth Gordon, 'Speech and accent - Explanations of New Zealand speech', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/40127/new-zealand-immigrants-from-england-by-county-1840-52 (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Elizabeth Gordon, published 5 Sep 2013