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A Lucky Landing. The Story of the Irish in New Zealand. Anna Rogers. 1996 1st edition. Random House, Auckland


The Irish came to New Zealand as immigrants, especially towards the end of the nineteenth century, as part of the many thousands who left oppression and poverty in the Emerald Isle for the new world
It is estimated that 20% of New Zealanders no have Irish ancestry

The book looks at conditions in Ireland and why the people left

Many men came to dig for gold and Priests and nuns came to teach
At first, the girls mainly worked as servants and the young men as labourers until they made their way up in the new country

Many Irish men and women have made their marks on NZ history:
John Ballance, Joseph ward, Bill Massey and Michael savage in politics; Thomas Bracken and Eileen Duggan in literature; Robert Hannah in commerce; are just a few


Lots of old photos incl: many portraits; men outside Waitekauri gold mine, Thames, early 1900s; Biddy Goodwin of the Buller; Irish potato pickers, South Canterbury; workers at Lyttleton Road Tunnel, 1868; Catholic school, nuns and pupils, Thames; Kirpatrick’s Jam Factory, Nelson, 1920; Billy Murphy, world professional boxer, 1905; old pubs; pupils St Patrick’s school, Waimate c1912; etc …

Repros of drawing of: conditions for steerage passengers on an immigrant ship, 1850; gold diggings Otago, 1861; Fenian funeral procession, Hokitika, 1868


246pp; b/w photos; index; bibliography; large thick s/covers; very good condition; ex college Library with two stamps
Dust jacket; very good condition

A very clean and tidy copy
Not all that easy to find


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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