Story: Kiwis overseas

Makeup in Melbourne

Makeup in Melbourne

Kirsten Veysey moved to Melbourne to become a freelance makeup artist in 1989. For the majority of New Zealanders the first step overseas is the three-hour flight across the Tasman Sea to the ‘lucky country’, Australia. While younger people go in search of work, many retired people leave for the warmer climate.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP NZ-Social-New Zealanders Overseas-01

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Carl Walrond, 'Kiwis overseas - Migration to Australia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Sep 2014