Kōrero: Irish

Graffiti on R. H. Wyche’s shop, Wellington

Graffiti on R. H. Wyche’s shop, Wellington

New Zealand was not always the promised land for Irish immigrants. The graffiti on R. H. Wyche's shoemaking shop suggests that he preferred Irish landlords to the 'creeping commissio[n]ers' and 'crawling rangers' of the Wellington Land Board.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1850–1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31/graffiti-on-r-h-wyches-shop-wellington (accessed 14 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015