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The Farthest Promised Land. English Villagers, New Zealand Immigrants of the 1870s. Rollo Arnold. 1981 1st edition. Victoria University Press with Price Milburn, Wellington

In the 1870s the field labourers of England revolted against their working and living conditions. Many of these villagers left and emigrated to New Zealand as assisted immigrants under the Vogel scheme. These immigrants helped to shape the new rural communities and settlements of New Zealand

This is an important study of Colonial New Zealand, quite scarce and sought after

Old photos and repros of drawings incl: England: harvesting; breaking copper ore; labourer’s cottage; threshing machine; labourers’ meetings; New Zealand: railway navvying; milking; timber mill; bush hut; and portraits …

408pp; b/w photos and illustrations; maps; bibliography; indexes of subjects and places; pictorial epps; thick hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; good condition; sl wear at corners, edges, spine ends and folds

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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