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Numbers of people naturalised, by major country of origin, 1882–1894

Numbers of people naturalised, by major country of origin, 1882–1894

In the 19th century, Germans and Scandinavians (Danes, Swedes and Norwegians) predominated among the ‘aliens’ who became British subjects by naturalisation. Between 1855 and 1866, Germans were about two-thirds of all non-Britons who chose to become naturalised. Between 1882 and 1894, as this graph shows, slightly more Scandinavians than Germans became British subjects. In the later period, a significant number of Chinese also became naturalised.

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Source: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1895

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David Green, 'Citizenship - Choosing citizenship', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/3761/numbers-of-people-naturalised-by-major-country-of-origin-1882-1894 (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by David Green, published 8 Feb 2005