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County of origin of Irish immigrants, 1871–90 (3rd of 5)

County of origin of Irish immigrants, 1871–90

During the great migration of the 1870s there were still numbers of Catholic Irish coming into New Zealand from Munster in the south-west. Many of these were nominated by their relatives who had migrated in the 1860s. The increasing numbers coming from Ulster in the north-east reflected the concentration of immigration agents in this area.

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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 after 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 February 2024)

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