A comparison between the immigration into New Zealand by the New Zealand Company and that undertaken by the Canterbury Provincial Government
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Arts
No consecutive account of the Immigration into New Zealand and the policy regulating it has yet been attempted; and though the subject has been treated of in more than a cursory manner by the numerous writers who have dealt with the systematic colonisation of New Zealand and to whose works I am greatly indebted) yet in regard to later years the subject has received scant attention. It is by no means unimportant or uninteresting to trace the fluctuations in the policy our early provincial legislators followed in the matter of introducing immigrants, and to compare the results they obtained with those of their predecessors in this undertaking, whether Home Government or private company.