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The Farthest Promised Land — English Villagers, New Zealand Immigrants of the 1870s

16 The Farthest Promised Land

16 The Farthest Promised Land

1 T. S. Eliot, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, London, 1948, p.64. On this aspect of immigration see also Louis Hartz, The Founding of New Societies, New York, 1964. For Hartz's approach applied to New Zealand immigration see K. A. Pickens, ‘The Origins of the Population of Nineteenth Century Canterbury’, New Zealand Geographer, 33, 2, (1977), pp.69–75

2 For a discussion of the village character of the New Zealand community see R. D. Arnold, ‘The Village and the Globe: Aspects of the Social Origins of Schooling in Victorian New Zealand’, ANZHES Journal, 5, 2 (1976), pp.1–12

3 Vogel, Land and Farming in New Zealand, p.8

4 Alan Mulgan, Home: A Colonial's Adventure, London, 1927, pp.6–7

5 Peter Laslett, The World We Have Lost, London, 1971. (An introductory study of the structure of English society prior to the Industrial Revolution)

6 W. J. Keith, The Rural Tradition, Toronto, 1974, p.150