Emigration to New Zealand

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Most of our ancestors came to New Zealand in the 19th century. This was a time of great development and beginings in New Zealand. The NZ government conducted several programmes of assisted immigration for people from UK and Europe.

The table below summarises the info we have on their journeys to New Zealand.

circa 1855 Evan Frederick and Mary Jones
with daughter Amelia Emma Jones
Audlem, Cheshire, England
Zealandia London
15 June 1858
Lyttleton 20 September 1858 William and Sarah Berry, with children Walter, Sarah Ann, Frederick and Emma Oxfordshire
29 Dec 1858
William Henry and Eliza (nee Crane) Berry
with children Eliza, Julia, Emma and William
Cresswell London
27 May 1859
12 September 1859
Charles and Sarah (nee Keeling) Wainwright and daughter Sarah Ann Notts, England
circa 1860 William Robert Emms Wells-Next-The-Sea
Norfolk, England
Queen of the Mersey London
3 July 1862
19 October 1862
David and Margaret (nee Stephenson) Shaw Stirlingshire, Scotland
Lady Emma Hobart
10 October 1867
22 October 1867
John and Margaret (nee Doherty) Clarke, and children Lucy and George Tasmania
circa 1868 John Harper Morris Henley on Thames
Oxfordshire, England
Soukar London
8 October 1882
13 January 1883
Annie Roberts
Robert Roberts
Waddingham, Lincolnshire
Soukar London
8 October 1882
13 January 1883
William and Elizabeth (nee Hiscock) Hewett, and son Samuel
Robert and Elizabeth (nee Hewett) Gainsford and children
Jack Hewett
Harlington, Middlesex, England
Victory London
5 Sept 1884
Port Chalmers
30 October 1884
Alexander Penney Culross, Perthshire, Scotland

Updated: 8 March 2024