Events In History


British & Irish immigration, 1840-1914

Assisted immigration, 1947-75

  • Assisted immigration, 1947-75

    New Zealand is a country of immigrants. Wave after wave of peoples have settled here: Polynesian, British, European, Asian.

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  • Page 2 – Peopling New Zealand

    The Labour Department was responsible for setting up and administering the assisted immigration scheme

  • Page 3 – Leaving the grey UK

    The Immigration Branch needed to advertise the assisted immigration scheme as widely as possible and mostly used the classified sections of British newspapers.

  • Page 4 – The voyage out

    The Captain Cook, along with the Captain Hobson, brought assisted immigrants to New Zealand via the Panama Canal from 1952.

  • Page 5 – Life in New Zealand

    After they arrived, each assisted immigrant was given a letter of welcome from Bert Bockett, the Secretary for Labour, which outlined the assistance which the Department would