The parochial school was the main institution for perpetuating Irish Catholic values into the next generation, and there was a fight, lasting almost a century from 1877, to win state support for them. This photograph shows St Patrick's School in Charleston, on the West Coast.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. Maloney Collection
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