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A funeral for Fenians

A funeral for Fenians

New Zealand Irish sympathies for Irish Fenian nationalists, who opposed British rule in Ireland, were expressed in the Hokitika newspaper the New Zealand Celt, and in funeral processions in February 1868 in honour of three Fenians hanged in the English city of Manchester. This report in the New Zealand Celt describes the Charleston procession.

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Reference: New Zealand Celt (21 February 1868).

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Culture and politics before 1911', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/62/a-funeral-for-fenians (accessed 23 July 2019)

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