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W. E. Vaughan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583744

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.001.0001

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The Irish in Australia and New Zealand, 1870–1990

The Irish in Australia and New Zealand, 1870–1990

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(p.703) Chapter XXIII The Irish in Australia and New Zealand, 1870–1990
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A New History of Ireland, Volume VI
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PATRICK OʼFARRELL

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0023

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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