Kōrero: Irish

County of origin of Irish immigrants, 1871–90 (3 o 5)

County of origin of Irish immigrants, 1871–90

During the great migration of the 1870s there were still numbers of Catholic Irish coming into New Zealand from Munster in the south-west. Many of these were nominated by their relatives who had migrated in the 1860s. The increasing numbers coming from Ulster in the north-east reflected the concentration of immigration agents in this area.

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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration after 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/37/county-of-origin-of-irish-immigrants-1871-90 (accessed 24 July 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015