The Resource A lucky landing : the story of the Irish in New Zealand, Anna Rogers

A lucky landing : the story of the Irish in New Zealand, Anna Rogers

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A lucky landing : the story of the Irish in New Zealand
Title
A lucky landing
Title remainder
the story of the Irish in New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
Anna Rogers
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They travelled across the world in search of a new life, a piece of land to call their own. They came, too, in their thousands, to dig for gold. Many of the young women came to work as servants in the homes of those more wealthy than themselves; the men often earned a living building bridges, tunnels and railways until they could afford a farm of their own. Some came as priests and nuns to teach and care for their fellow countrymen and women. The Irish who poured into New Zealand, particularly as assisted immigrants in the last third of the nineteenth century, have left an indelible mark on this country's history and culture -- and on its people: it is estimated that an astonishing 20 per cent of New Zealand's population can claim Irish ancestry. "A lucky landing" tells of the colourful Irish men and women who have played a part in New Zealand politics (John Ballance, Joseph Ward, Bill Massey, Michael Savage), in its literature (Thomas Bracken, Dan Davin, Eileen Duggan), in its commercial success (Thomas Russell, Robert Hannah). There are chapters on the Irish goldminers, on the battles between Orange and Green that were once fought fiercely in this country, on the Irish influence in the Catholic church, on the many Irish who became publicans or policemen, and on the discrimination suffered by the Irish immigrants in the days before being Irish was a matter for pride ..." -- Inside front cover
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
993.0049162
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A lucky landing : the story of the Irish in New Zealand, Anna Rogers
Label
A lucky landing : the story of the Irish in New Zealand, Anna Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-242) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
257402
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Dimensions
30 cm.
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Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781869412883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP257402
  • zbn96118464
  • (nzNZBN)9671349

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