A distant shore : Irish migration & New Zealand settlement /
edited by Lyndon Fraser.
Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2000.
196 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
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Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-188) and index.
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Main Description
This book tells the story of Irish migration to New Zealand in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In a series of essays written by leading scholars in the field, it offers a glimpse into the lives and experiences of these newcomers as they left post-Famine Ireland and made their way to a destination 'half the world from home'. It uses many sources, including letters from migrants to their families in Ireland, and also looks at the history of Irish organisations in New Zealand, both Catholic and Protestant.
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A study of Irish migration to New Zealand in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The 9 essays cover the nature of Irishness, the Protestants, the profile of migrants, West Coast and Otago goldfields settlement, migrant women's letters and kinship links, political issues in NZ (including support for the Labour Party), and the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 6
Contributorsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
No Petty People: Pakeha History and the Historiography of the Irish Diasporap. 13
Varieties of New Zealand Irishness: A Meditationp. 25
The Invisible Irish? Re-Discovering the Irish Protestant Tradition in Colonial New Zealandp. 36
Irish Migration to New Zealand to 1915p. 55
The Irish on the Otago Goldfields, 1861-71p. 75
Irish Migration to the West Coast, 1864-1900p. 86
'In Prospect of a Happier Future': Private Letters and Irish Women's Migration to New Zealand, 1840-1925p. 105
'Shaming the Shoneens': The Green Ray and the Maoriland Irish Society in Dunedin, 1916-22p. 117
'The Importance of Being Irish': Hibernianism in New Zealand, 1869-1969p. 135
Notesp. 155
Indexp. 189
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