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Germany, showing origins of early immigrant groups to New Zealand

Germany, showing origins of early immigrant groups to New Zealand

Most early settlers came from northern Germany – Mecklenburg, Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Hessen, Holstein, and West Prussia. Other early groups included Bohemians and Pomeranians. As Germany’s boundaries have varied so much, some of these areas now lie in other countries.

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James N. Bade, 'Germans - First arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/530/germany-showing-origins-of-early-immigrant-groups-to-new-zealand (accessed 6 December 2019)

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