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Fraser, Lyndon.

Castles of gold : a history of New Zealand's West Coast Irish / Lyndon Fraser. - Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press, 2007. - 203 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. - Otago history series . - Otago history series. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-167) and index. Includes bibliography (p. [159]-167) and index.

The propsect -- 'Land of gold' : Irish migration to the diggings -- 'The elusive pile' : working lives on the goldfields -- Land, love or lucre : Irish marriages on the West Coast -- Old beliefs in a new world : religion on the mining frontier -- Far from home? : diaspora politics and the West Coast Irish -- Washing up. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The prospect -- 'Land of gold' : Irish migration to the diggings -- 'The elusive pile' : working lives on the goldfields -- Land, love or lucre : Irish marriages on the West Coast -- Old beliefs in a new world : religion on the mining frontier -- Far from home? : diaspora politics and the West Coast Irish -- Washing up. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

"These days, family surnames on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island indicate the Irish origins of many of its early European settlers. This is the first academic study on the history of those Irish in the context of the history of the larger Irish diaspora. The author links individual stories to those questions, drawing on private letters and oral histories as well as more conventional sources, and includes many individual migration and settlement stories."--BOOK JACKET.

9781877372445 (pbk.) 1877372447 (pbk.)

2007408597


Irish--History.--New Zealand--West Coast
Immigrants--History.--New Zealand--West Coast
Gold mines and mining--History.--New Zealand--West Coast
Irish--West Coast--History.--New Zealand
Immigrants--West Coast--History.--New Zealand
Irish in New Zealand--Biography.
Irish in New Zealand--History.
Gold mines and mining--History.--New Zealand
Gold mines and mining New Zealand West Coast History.
New Zealand Emigration and immigration History.
Irish--Ethnic Identity.--New Zealand
Irish New Zealand West Coast History.
Immigrants New Zealand West Coast History.
West Coast (N.Z.) Gold discoveries.
West Coast (N.Z.) Emigration and immigration History.
North America Emigration and immigration History.


West Coast (N.Z.)--History.
Ireland--Emigration and immigration--History.
Australia--Emigration and immigration--History.
New Zealand--Immigration and emigration.
West Coast (N.Z.)--Gold discoveries.
West Coast (N.Z.)--Emigration and immigration--History.
North America--Emigration and immigration--History.
New Zealand--Emigration and immigration--History.

DU430.W395 / F73 2007

993.710049162