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A distant shore : Irish migration & New Zealand settlement / edited by Lyndon Fraser.

Contributor(s): Fraser, Lyndon [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Otago history series: Publisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2000Copyright date: ©2000Description: 196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877133973.Other title: Irish migration & New Zealand settlement.Subject(s): Irish -- New Zealand -- History | Immigrants -- New Zealand -- History | Irish -- New Zealand -- Ethnic identity | Irish -- Societies, etc | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History | New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- History | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects | New Zealand -- History -- 19th century | New Zealand -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 993.0049162
Contents:
No petty people : Pakeha history and the historiography of the Irish diaspora / Donald Harman Akenson -- Varieties of New Zealand Irishness : a meditation / Patrick O'Farrell -- Invisible Irish? : re-discovering the Irish Protestant tradition in colonial New Zealand / Alasdair Galbraith -- Irish migration to New Zealand to 1915 / Terry Hearn -- Irish on the Otago goldfields, 1861-71 / Terry Hearn -- Irish migration to the West Coast, 1864-1900 / Lyndon Fraser -- In prospect of a happier future : private letters and Irish women's migration to New Zealand, 1840-1925 / Angela McCarthy -- Shaming the shoneens : the Green Ray and the Maoriland Irish Society in Dunedin, 1916-22 / Seán Brosnahan -- Importance of being Irish : Hibernianism in New Zealand, 1869-1969 / Rory Sweetman.
Summary: ""A distant shore" tells the dramatic story of Irish migration to New Zealand in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In a series of essays written by leading scholars in the field, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and experiences of thee newcomers as they left post-Famine Ireland and made their way to a destination "half the world from home". It uses many sources, including letterrs from migrants to their families in Ireland, and also looks at the history of Irish organisations in New Zealand, both Catholic and Protestant." -- Back cover.
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This book about New Zealand's Irish heritage offers the view that colonial New Zealand was more multicultural than we have been led to believe. Eight writers - most of Irish descent - have produced A Distant Shore: Irish Migration and New Zealand Settlement. Editor Lyndon Fraser says "A Distant Shore moves us towards a multicultural, more inclusive history of New Zealand". It focuses on Irish migration in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, making new research accessible to the general reader. In the first chapter, Don Akenson, a Canadian-based professor of history, asserts that biculturalism is an inadequate framework with which to view the past. This theme surfaces throughout the book as the contributors illustrate the differences between Irish and English culture. Akenson also places New Zealand Irish in the context of the worldwide Irish diaspora.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-188) and index.

No petty people : Pakeha history and the historiography of the Irish diaspora / Donald Harman Akenson -- Varieties of New Zealand Irishness : a meditation / Patrick O'Farrell -- Invisible Irish? : re-discovering the Irish Protestant tradition in colonial New Zealand / Alasdair Galbraith -- Irish migration to New Zealand to 1915 / Terry Hearn -- Irish on the Otago goldfields, 1861-71 / Terry Hearn -- Irish migration to the West Coast, 1864-1900 / Lyndon Fraser -- In prospect of a happier future : private letters and Irish women's migration to New Zealand, 1840-1925 / Angela McCarthy -- Shaming the shoneens : the Green Ray and the Maoriland Irish Society in Dunedin, 1916-22 / Seán Brosnahan -- Importance of being Irish : Hibernianism in New Zealand, 1869-1969 / Rory Sweetman.

""A distant shore" tells the dramatic story of Irish migration to New Zealand in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In a series of essays written by leading scholars in the field, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and experiences of thee newcomers as they left post-Famine Ireland and made their way to a destination "half the world from home". It uses many sources, including letterrs from migrants to their families in Ireland, and also looks at the history of Irish organisations in New Zealand, both Catholic and Protestant." -- Back cover.

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