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Letter from National Agricultural Labourers’ Union, 1872

Letter from National Agricultural Labourers’ Union, 1872

Here members of the Agricultural Labourers’ Union, including their leader, Joseph Arch, write to the New Zealand Legislative Assembly explaining why farm labourers want to leave England, and pleading for assisted passages to New Zealand.

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Reference: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (New Zealand), 1873, D–1a.

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Jock Phillips. 'History of immigration - The great migration: 1871 to 1885', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Nov-12
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