Kapunda’s Irish Connections

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    In the 1840s and 1850s, Irish migrants to South Australia came from all sections of society – farm labourers and mine workers, pastoralists and farmers, professionals and tradespeople, entrepreneurs and capitalists. They included landless and poor Irish Catholics, middle-class Irish Catholics, and Anglo-Irish gentry of the Protestant Ascendancy. This full range of ‘Irishness’ could be observed in Kapunda, 75 kilometres north of Adelaide, which was described in the mid-19th century as ‘perhaps the largest secondary town in the Colony’ with about 3000 inhabitants.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIrish South Australia
    Subtitle of host publicationNew histories and insights
    EditorsSusan Arthure, Fidelma Breen, Stephanie James, Dymphna Lonergan
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherWakefield Press
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781743056608
    ISBN (Print)9781743056196
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


    • Australian history
    • South Australian history
    • Irish settlers
    • Kapunda


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