Kōrero: Immigration regulation

Keeping New Zealand British

Keeping New Zealand British

It was believed that New Zealand should be reserved for people of British descent. Britannia, the helmeted woman symbolising Britain, was on New Zealand’s penny coin for many years. She also appeared in performances and parades, and was a popular theme for ‘tableaux vivants’ in halls around the country. This Stratford School tableau was probably staged during the First World War.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 12300-1/2
Photograph by James McAllister

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ann Beaglehole, 'Immigration regulation - 1881–1914: restrictions on Chinese and others', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1369/keeping-new-zealand-british (accessed 3 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Ann Beaglehole, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015