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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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 18 July 2019)

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