A Small Price to Pay

Bridget Williams Books

For European refugees arriving in the 1930s, New Zealand was in many ways a haven. It wasn't all easy: they came from a continent rich in culture and history to a small isolated country with little social diversity. The immigrants found prejudice and suspicion as well as a place they could one day call their own. But the difficulties were 'a small price to pay' for freedom and survival.

A Small Price to Pay tells the story of the refugees' flight to New Zealand, and what they found here. Based on interviews with thirty-two former refugees, this book is the first to document in detail their experiences.