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Seal of New Ulster

Seal of New Ulster

In contrast to the south, the northern part of New Zealand, known from 1846 to 1852 as New Ulster, contained many Irish – they formed almost a third of Auckland’s population. Many had come across the Tasman Sea from Sydney.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1800–1850', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015