Scottish Ethnicity and the making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Bueltmann, Tanja (2011) Scottish Ethnicity and the making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930. Scottish Historical Review Monographs, 19 . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748641550

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The Scots accounted for around a quarter of all UK-born immigrants to New Zealand between 1861 and 1945, but have only been accorded scant attention in New Zealand histories, specialist immigration histories and Scottish Diaspora Studies. This is peculiar because the flow of Scots to New Zealand, although relatively unimportant to Scotland, constituted a sizable element to the country's much smaller population. Seen as adaptable, integrating relatively more quickly than other ethnic migrant groups in New Zealand, the Scots' presence was obscured by a fixation on the romanticised shortbread tin façade of Scottish identity overseas.
Uncovering Scottish ethnicity from the verges of nostalgia, this study documents the notable imprint Scots left on New Zealand. It examines Scottish immigrant community life, culture and identity between 1850 and 1930.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: New Zealand, emigration, immigration, 19th century, Scots, Scotland, 20th century, ethnic identity, history
Subjects: V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
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Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:28

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