Story: Irish

Building railways, Hokitika

Building railways, Hokitika

As in other new worlds, there was a good proportion of Irish among New Zealand’s railway workers. These navvies are working on railways on the West Coast in 1908.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Joseph Quinn Collection
Reference: 1/2-179289; G
Photograph by James Ring and L. A. Inkster

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/58/building-railways-hokitika (accessed 26 April 2019)

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