By Charlotte Macdonald

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

Macdonald, a pioneer of study into women’s heritage, brings a brand new viewpoint on New Zealand’s ecu cost. Her compelling examine will entice somebody trying to examine the origins of latest New Zealand identity.

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