Kōrero: Population change

Ships at Hokitika, 1867

Migration was the main factor fuelling population growth from the 1850s to the 1870s. The gold rush of the 1860s prompted a major wave of immigration. Hokitika was close to the West Coast goldfields, so new migrants landed there before going off to seek their fortunes. The number of ships docked at the port in 1867 reflects a busy, thriving town.

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West Coast Historical Museum
Reference: #270

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, 'Population change - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/28725/ships-at-hokitika-1867 (accessed 16 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Aug 2018 with assistance from Natalie Jackson