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Patriotic school group, Willowbridge

Patriotic school group, Willowbridge

Only a few New Zealand Irish supported the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, which sparked a movement for independence from the British. In the same year this group expressed its patriotism in the strongly Irish community of Willowbridge, near Waimate in South Canterbury.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Culture and politics 1911–1922', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

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