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European migrants: German family (1st of 6)

European migrants: German family

This carefully posed photograph shows the Rockstrow family, who were of German extraction, in the 1890s. John Frederick Rockstrow (far left) was a doctor working among miners on the West Coast when he married Anna Gapper (far right) in 1873. They settled in Manawatū and had eight children.

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Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Migration, travel and tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36828/european-migrants-german-family (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, published 20 Jun 2012