Story: Irish

Floor plan of Irish workhouse (2nd of 2)

Floor plan of Irish workhouse

This plan, intended to accommodate 800 inmates, was designed by George Wilkinson. As can be seen, the layout ensured the strict separation of the sexes.

Using this item

Private collection, Peter Higginbotham

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration after 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/3984/floor-plan-of-irish-workhouse (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015