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Castles of Gold


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The Prospect; 'Land of Gold': Irish Migrations 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; Bibliography.

About the Author

Lyndon Fraser is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Canterbury. His previous publications are To Tara via Holyhead: Irish Catholic Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century Christchurch (which won the Sir Keith Sinclair History Prize), A Distant Shore: Irish Migration and New Zealand Settlement (as editor) and Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History (co-edited with Katie Pickles).

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