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St Patrick's Day, Wellington

St Patrick's Day, Wellington

These snapshots are from the St Patrick's Day sports festival at Newtown Park, Wellington, in 1912. Among the people featured are the prominent Irish Catholic dignitaries Archbishop Francis Redwood, Sir Joseph Ward and Sir James Carroll, the Māori minister of native affairs. Carroll's father was an Irishman born in Sydney.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Culture and politics before 1911', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

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