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Leaving a better life behind

Leaving a better life behind

Most Scottish immigrants to New Zealand achieved their goal and did well in their new homeland. But for a few, New Zealand did not compare well. The woman who wrote this piece in The New Zealand Scot in 1914 spoke glowingly of life in Scotland.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - 1900–1945: ebbs and flows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/3604/leaving-a-better-life-behind (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015