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
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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)
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