Published works on the Irish in New Zealand

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D.H. Akenson Small differences, Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants, 1815-1922 : an international perspective Dublin Gill and Macmillan 1991 236 p. National Library of Ireland Ir 94108 a 7    
D.H. Akenson Half the world from home: perspectives on the Irish in New Zealand, 1860-1950 Wellington (NZ): Victoria University Press 1990 250 p. National Library of Ireland Ir 942 a 14    
Janet Benfell Shamrock and tussock : the Irish Atkinsons as remembered by their descendants Ashburton Benfell 2007 63 p National Library of New Zealand    
Andy Bielenberg The Irish diaspora Harlow, England ; New York Longman 2000 368 p. National Library of Ireland 1A 3396 'The desired haven'? impressions of New Zealand in letters to and from Ireland, 1840-1925
Murray A. Boyd From Donegal to Blackguard's Corner Kaikoura (New Zealand): Rangiora Printing Services, 1992 448 p. National Library of Ireland 2C 9 [sic]    
A.M. Cam Irish freemasonry in Australasia South Plympton, S. Aust Cam 2006 523 p National Library of New Zealand    
Hubert W. Coffey Irish Families in Australia and New Zealand 1788-1979 Melbourne : H.W. Coffey, 1979-94 4-volume biographical dictionary. Co-author Marjorie Jean Morgan National Library of Ireland Ir 942 c 14    
Richard Davis The Whistling Irish bushrangers : Tasmania & South Australia, 1848-63 Sandy Bay, Tas Sassafras Books, c2002 40 p. National Library of Ireland 3A 150    
Richard Davis Irish issues in New Zealand politics, 1868-1922 Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 1974 248 p National Library of Ireland Ir 942 d 15    
David Downey What’s the weather like? : the story of a New Zealand pioneer family Auckland Downey 2004 68 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Norman Eccleston Irish Kiwi Levin, N.Z Levin Chronicle for Palmerston North Newspapers, 1977 112 p. National Library of New Zealand P 920 ECC 1977    
Lyndon Fraser A distant shore : Irish migration & New Zealand settlement Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2000 196 p National Library of New Zealand P 993.1004 DIS 2000    
Lyndon Fraser Castles of gold : a history of New Zealand's West Coast Irish Dunedin, N.Z. Otago University Press 2007 203 p. National Library of Australia    
Lyndon Fraser To Tara via Holyhead : Irish Catholic immigrants in nineteenth-century Christchurch Auckland : Auckland University Press, 1997 208 p. National Library of Ireland Ir 990 f 16    
Iris Gardner The family of Steele : the history of the Steele family in New Zealand Christchurch Private Lane Publishing 2003 85 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Laurence Geary Ireland, Australia and New Zealand: history, politics and culture Dublin Dublin : Irish Academic Press 2008 270 p. National Library of Ireland    
John Golden Some old Waikato days Dunedin [N.Z.] : N.Z.Tablet Printing and Publishing Co., 1922. 57 p National Library of New Zealand P 282 GOL 1922    
Arthur J. Gray An Ulster plantation the story of the Katikati settlement Wellington A. H. & A. W. Reed 1950 154 p National Library of Ireland Ir 970.g17    
E. Graydon People of Irish descent : biographical notes on New Zealanders of Irish descent Tauranga, [N.Z.] : E.M. Graydon, 1992   National Library of New Zealand Ref.P ATL.NZ q920Col GRA 1992    
Karen Hansen New Zealand Irish voices : stories from Irish migrants and their descendants Wellington Hansen 2008 246 p. National Library of Australia    
Gerard Horn "Fine representatives of the old band of genuine pioneers" : Irish migration to Wellington, 1840-1853 Wellington Wellington Historical & Early Settlers’ Association 2008 19 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Michael King God's farthest outpost : a history of Catholics in New [sic] New Zealand Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 1997 208 p. National Library of New Zealand P q282 KIN 1997 (pbk.)    
Patrick D. McCann In quest of roots : the Dooney family of County Kildare in Ireland and Hawke's Bay District in New Zealand Dublin : [De la Salle Provincialate], 1977 62 p. National Library of Ireland GO 475    
Angela McCarthy Irish Migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: The Desired Haven Woodbridge The Boydell Press 2005 313 p. National Library of Ireland    
Angela McCarthy Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840 Manchester Manchester University Press c2011 235 p. National Library of Australia    
David McGill The lion and the wolfhound the Irish rebellion on the New Zealand goldfields Wellington, New Zealand Grantham House 1990 178 p. National Library of Ireland Ir 994 m 49    
Hugh McGuire McGuire a brief family account of Laurence & Anne 1865-1990 first compiled by Elizabeth Coombes and Leonie Flower Auckland [s.n.] 1999 95 p. Rev. ed / Hugh McGuire National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 m 85    
James McIlrath The McIlrath letters : sent from Killinchy, New Zealand to Killinchy, County Down 1860-1915 Belfast Killyleagh Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society 2009 143 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Brian Moriarty A Moriarty story : a record of Irish folk who emigrated from Coom, County Kerry, Ireland, to New Zealand in the late 1870’s Nelson, N.Z. Moriarty Family Trust 2003 288 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Patrick O'Farrell Through Irish eyes : Australian and New Zealand images of the Irish 1788-1948 Richmond, Victoria Aurora Books 1994 131 p National Library of Ireland Ir 942 o 43    
Patrick O'Farrell Vanished kingdoms Irish in Australia and New Zealand : a personal excursion Kensington, NSW New South Wales University Press 1990 310 p. National Library of Ireland Ir 942 o 34    
Brad Patterson Ulster-New Zealand migration and cultural transfers Dublin Four Courts Press 2006 286 p. National Library of Ireland    
Brad Patterson Ireland and the Irish Antipodes : one world or worlds apart? : papers delivered at the 16th Australasian Irish Studies Conference ... Spit Junction, N.S.W Anchor Books Australia 2010 306 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Brad Patterson The Irish in New Zealand : historical contexts and perspectives Wellington, N.Z. : Stout Research Centre University of Wellington 2002 212 p. National Library of New Zealand P 993.0049 IRI 2002    
Jock Phillips Settlers : New Zealand immigrants from England, Ireland & Scotland, 1800-1945 Auckland Auckland University Press 2008 221 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Gwen Reiher Suggestions for research in Ireland Auckland, N.Z. : Irish Interest Group, New Zealand Society of Genealogists 1999 28 p. National Library of New Zealand FHC IRL/ GUIDE    
Gwen Reiher Irish Interest Group, NZSG newsletter supplement Auckland? N.Z.: Irish Interest Group 1998-2002 [New Zealand Society of Genealogists] National Library of New Zealand P q929.'1072 REI 1998    
Anna Rogers A lucky landing: the story of the Irish in New Zealand Auckland London Random House 1996 246 p National Library of Ireland Ir 300 r 22    
Michael Rombouts More Irish settlers to Otago-Southland Dunedin Rombouts 2004 252 p. National Library of New Zealand    
Michael Rombouts A register of Irish settlers to Otago-Southland Dunedin [N.Z.] : M.J. Rombouts, 2002 518 p. National Library of New Zealand P q929.3 ROM 2002    
C.A. Sharp The Dillon letters : the letters of the Hon. Constantine Dillon, 1842-1853 Wellington, New Zealand : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1954 174 p. National Library of Ireland 2A 1205    
M. Noeline Shaw The history of the McKay family of Wyndham Waikanae [N.Z.] : Heritage Press, 1986 295 p National Library of Ireland GO 110    
George Vesey Stewart Notes on the origin and prospects of the Stewart special settlement, Kati-Kati, New Zealand, and on New Zealand as a field for emigration Omagh [Northern Ireland] : N. Carson, 1877 128 p National Library of New Zealand Pam 1877 STE 963    
Henry E.R.L. Wily Robert Maunsell : a New Zealand pioneer, his life and times Dunedin : A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1938 189 p., Co-Author Herbert Maunsell National Library of Ireland Ir 92 m 191    
  Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review Belfast Ulster Historical Foundation   National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 u 3 The Irish in New Zealand 2, 1 1985
  Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review Belfast Ulster Historical Foundation   National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 u 3 The Irish in New Zealand 2, 5 1989
  Canadian papers in Rural History Gananoque, Ont. Langdale Press c1978-c1996   National Library of Canada 307.7/2/0971 19 Reading the texts of rural immigrants: Letters from the Irish in Australia, New Zealand and America VII 1990
  The Scientific proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society. Series B Dublin, Royal Dublin Society   National Library of Ireland Ir 506 r 12 William Spotswood Green Vol. 2 No. 3 1967 p. 17-35
  The Irish link : the Irish family history magazine. South Melbourne, Victoria : The Irish Link 1984 -   National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 i 2    
  Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review Belfast Ulster Historical Foundation   National Library of Ireland Ir 9292 u 3 Family Migration to New Zealand:..the Bassett Family of Ballygawley, Downpatrick, Co.Down vol. 2, no. 5, 1989