Kōrero: Irish

Tunnel claim, Charleston

Tunnel claim, Charleston

Initially Irish immigrants tended to congregate in certain occupations – single women as domestic servants, single men as miners. These miners are working on the Tunnel claim near Charleston on the West Coast, in the 1890s. Charleston was a strong Irish community throughout the second half of the 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Mrs Dyson Collection (PAColl-2077)
Reference: 1/4-14988; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/56/tunnel-claim-charleston (accessed 11 August 2020)

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