Story: Irish

Building railways, Hokitika

Building railways, Hokitika

As in other new worlds, there was a good proportion of Irish among New Zealand’s railway workers. These navvies are working on railways on the West Coast in 1908.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Joseph Quinn Collection
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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

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