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Irish as a proportion of British immigrants to New Zealand

Irish as a proportion of British immigrants to New Zealand

As this graph shows, until 1852 under 15% of New Zealand's immigrants from the United Kingdom were Irish, less than half their proportion at home. The Irish settled mainly in the Auckland area at this time. Many of them had come to New Zealand with British regiments in 1845–46.

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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1800–1850', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/378/irish-as-a-proportion-of-british-immigrants-to-new-zealand (accessed 24 July 2019)

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