Story: Irish

Soldiers guard Māori prisoners, 1867

Soldiers guard Māori prisoners, 1867

Some Irish came as soldiers in the New Zealand wars and then settled. These soldiers, including some from the Royal Irish Regiment, are guarding Māori prisoners at the Rutland Stockade in Whanganui.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1850–1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

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