By Charlotte Macdonald

among the 1840s and Eighteen Eighties, millions of younger unmarried girls got here to New Zealand as assisted migrants from Britain and eire. during this specific examine of forgotten lives, Charlotte Macdonald highlights the studies and identities of a extremely important migrant workforce, one formerly overshadowed via the tales of gold diggers, pastoralists, squaddies, adventurers and agricultural labourers.

Macdonald, a pioneer of analysis into women’s background, brings a brand new standpoint on New Zealand’s eu payment. Her compelling examine will attract someone trying to examine the origins of up to date New Zealand identity.

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