Throughout history migrants have travelled to New Zealand for many different reasons and by many different ways, this is pretty much the same today. The government recruited immigrants and gave them free or cheap fares to allow them to get to New Zealand, this occurred both before and after the first world war. Some people travelled there as they were given free land by New Zealand provinces. A lot of settlers to new Zealand were brought out there from Scotland and England by the New Zealand company. There are similarities from years gone by and today in immigration. There were also soldiers that came to be in New Zealand due to war as well as their wife, all these people are recorded as the earliest migrants.
The end of the second world war saw many more nationalities migrating to New Zealand in search of a new life, some refugees after the war had ravaged their country of origin. It was around 1945 that New Zealand began to see citizens from European countries such as Denmark and a bigger influx of migrants from England and Scotland. Both world war one and world war two saw a massive change in the world, and in immigration. It became easier and more attractive to migrate and start again,with the loss of war people were in search of a better life and those who got to New Zealand lived their dream there, and are still doing.
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