Author(s): R. K. Dean
From the Other End of the World brings together experiences of immigrants to New Zealand from the UK who left the austerity of war conditions for a new life ? or for what was intended to be a two year ?OE?. All but one sailed between 1946 and 1956; the other sailed in 1965. The experiences range from romantic and humorous to the disappointing and deeply moving. Together they capture the activities, attitudes and expectations of the time as well as many interesting individual experiences ? urban and rural. They are a testament to people who, by bringing much needed skills and experience, made a valuable but nowadays often forgotten contribution to New Zealand.