Story: Irish

Soldiers guard Māori prisoners, 1867

Soldiers guard Māori prisoners, 1867

Some Irish came as soldiers in the New Zealand wars and then settled. These soldiers, including some from the Royal Irish Regiment, are guarding Māori prisoners at the Rutland Stockade in Whanganui.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1850–1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29/soldiers-guard-maori-prisoners-1867 (accessed 21 April 2019)

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