Kōrero: History of immigration

‘A government jail gang, Sydney’

‘A government jail gang, Sydney’

Very few Europeans came to New Zealand in the 50 years after its rediscovery by Captain James Cook. Of those who did, many sailed across the Tasman Sea from Port Jackson (Sydney), which was a large convict settlement. This is a lithograph of a Sydney prison gang, whose villainous faces are somewhat exaggerated.

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National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Reference: nla.pic-an6065451
Lithograph after a drawing by Augustus Earle

Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Early years', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/1501/a-government-jail-gang-sydney (accessed 27 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015