Story: Germans

A German tobacconist

A German tobacconist

William Barraud’s sketches of Dunedin tradesmen from 1884 were based more on stereotypes of the day than on historical accuracy. Germans were probably just as likely to have been farmers as tobacconists.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-310-q-010
Ink drawing by William Francis Barraud

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James N. Bade, 'Germans - First arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2021)

Story by James N. Bade, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015