JULIUS VOGEL'S IMMIGRATION SCHEME, 1870s From approximately 1870 through 1875, the government of Julius Vogel sought vast amounts of money from overseas lenders to fund public works and immigration projects. The money obtained allowed the central government to provide free & assisted passage to huge numbers of immigrants from the United Kingdom. The scheme was eventually abandoned when it was realised that trying to spend one's way out of bad economic times wasn't working and the country was in dire financial straits. If you have further information on this immigration scheme feel free to send it to webmaster "at" yesteryears.co.nz, You will be acknowledged as the contributor. Source: Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Government Printer, 1966 Compiled by Corey Woodw@rd
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