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Castles of Gold
By Lyndon Fraser

Castles of Gold

A History of New Zealand's West Coast Irish

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Castles of Gold by Lyndon Fraser

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From the 1860s, the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island was the scene of two major goldfields, attracting hopefuls from all over the world. Suddenly, where there had been native bush and wide rivers, towns with 400 pubs and accommodation houses had appeared. Amongst the hopefuls were Irish miners, many of whom stayed on after the goldrushes as part of a community with its own distinctive character. This is the first study on the history of those Irish - where they came from, who they were, how many women came and what they did, how people sustained their family connections, what they believed - in the context of the history of the larger Irish diaspora. The author draws on private letters and oral histories as well as more conventional sources, and includes many individual migration and settlement stories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877372445
ISBN-10: 1877372447
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 203
Imprint: Otago University Press
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Lyndon Fraser

Lyndon Fraser is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Canterbury.

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