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Castles of gold : a history of New Zealand's West Coast Irish / Lyndon Fraser.

By: Fraser, Lyndon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Otago history series: Publisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Otago University Press, 2007Description: 203 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877372445 (pbk.); 1877372447 (pbk.).Subject(s): Irish -- New Zealand -- West Coast -- History | Immigrants -- New Zealand -- West Coast -- History | Gold mines and mining -- New Zealand -- West Coast -- History | Irish -- New Zealand -- West Coast -- History | Immigrants -- New Zealand -- West Coast -- History | Irish in New Zealand -- Biography | Irish in New Zealand -- History | Gold mines and mining -- New Zealand -- History | Gold mines and mining New Zealand West Coast History | New Zealand Emigration and immigration History | Irish -- New Zealand -- Ethnic Identity | Irish New Zealand West Coast History | Immigrants New Zealand West Coast History | West Coast (N.Z.) Gold discoveries | West Coast (N.Z.) Emigration and immigration History | North America Emigration and immigration History | West Coast (N.Z.) -- History | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History | Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History | New Zealand -- Immigration and emigration | West Coast (N.Z.) -- Gold discoveries | West Coast (N.Z.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History | North America -- Emigration and immigration -- History | New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- HistoryDDC classification: 993.710049162 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
The propsect -- 'Land of gold' : Irish migration to the diggings -- 'The elusive pile' : working lives on the goldfields -- Land, love or lucre : Irish marriages on the West Coast -- Old beliefs in a new world : religion on the mining frontier -- Far from home? : diaspora politics and the West Coast Irish -- Washing up.
The prospect -- 'Land of gold' : Irish migration to the diggings -- 'The elusive pile' : working lives on the goldfields -- Land, love or lucre : Irish marriages on the West Coast -- Old beliefs in a new world : religion on the mining frontier -- Far from home? : diaspora politics and the West Coast Irish -- Washing up.
Review: "These days, family surnames on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island indicate the Irish origins of many of its early European settlers. This is the first academic study on the history of those Irish in the context of the history of the larger Irish diaspora. The author links individual stories to those questions, drawing on private letters and oral histories as well as more conventional sources, and includes many individual migration and settlement stories."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-167) and index.

Includes bibliography (p. [159]-167) and index.

1. The propsect -- 2. 'Land of gold' : Irish migration to the diggings -- 3. 'The elusive pile' : working lives on the goldfields -- 4. Land, love or lucre : Irish marriages on the West Coast -- 5. Old beliefs in a new world : religion on the mining frontier -- 6. Far from home? : diaspora politics and the West Coast Irish -- 7. Washing up.

1. The prospect -- 2. 'Land of gold' : Irish migration to the diggings -- 3. 'The elusive pile' : working lives on the goldfields -- 4. Land, love or lucre : Irish marriages on the West Coast -- 5. Old beliefs in a new world : religion on the mining frontier -- 6. Far from home? : diaspora politics and the West Coast Irish -- 7. Washing up.

"These days, family surnames on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island indicate the Irish origins of many of its early European settlers. This is the first academic study on the history of those Irish in the context of the history of the larger Irish diaspora. The author links individual stories to those questions, drawing on private letters and oral histories as well as more conventional sources, and includes many individual migration and settlement stories."--BOOK JACKET.

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