The Irish in Australia and New Zealand, 1870–1990


in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583744
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702365 | DOI:

Series: New History of Ireland

The Irish in Australia and New Zealand, 1870–1990

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This chapter examines the history of Irish immigrants in Australia and New Zealand during the period from 1870 to 1990. The Irish ideal of farming was realised to a very significant extent by the immigrants who lived in rural areas. Though only a few of them became wealthy, most of them made a reasonable and contented living. However, those who remained in the cities experienced various types of discrimination, and were employed in unskilled occupations.

Keywords: Irish immigrants; Australia; New Zealand; farming; rural areas; cities; unskilled occupations; discrimination

Chapter.  12373 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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