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Origin of Dalmatians emigrating to New Zealand before 1949

Origin of Dalmatians emigrating to New Zealand before 1949

Until the late 1940s most Dalmatians came from a region south of Split. This area comprises a 70-km coastal strip from the town of Makarska to the Neretva River estuary, the immediate hinterland districts (Vrgorac, Metkovič), the adjacent islands (Korčula, Hvar, Brač and Vis) and part of the Pelješac Peninsula.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Dalmatian, Yugoslav, Croatian?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/262/origin-of-dalmatians-emigrating-to-new-zealand-before-1949 (accessed 3 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015