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Irishmen! Rally round... [against] the conduct of Government excluding Irishmen...[1857].

Reference Number: Eph-B-IMMIGRATION-1857-01

Text in protest at government's exclusion of Irishmen from the benefits of passages to Wellington Province. Report of meeting at Lyceum Theatre on Friday 9th inst. W. Bowler in chair, and the resolution moved by Mr W. Allen and seconded by Mr Atcheson "That this meeting express their marked disapprobation of the conduct of I. E. Featherston, Superintendant of this province, in instructing the Government agents in England to exclude Irish Immigrants from the benefit of passages to the Province under the Government Regulations".

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1 image, categorised under Posters, Protest posters, Ephemera and Letterpress works, related to Mr Atcheson, W Allen, I protest (Exhibition, Dr Isaac Earl Featherston, William Bowler, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Region, Ireland, Ireland - Emigration and immigration, Irish - New Zealand, Local government - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Immigrants and Demonstrations.

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Irishmen! Rally round... [against] the conduct of Government excluding Irishmen...[1857]., Reference Number Eph-B-IMMIGRATION-1857-01 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s)Letterpress on green paper 290 x 225 mm.. Vertical imageEphemera

Historical Notes: New Zealand spectator and Cook's Strait guardian has a report of this meeting of Friday 9th October 1857, in its issue for the next day. Election campaigns were going on at the time, and Isaac Featherston and Dr Welch were Wellington candidates. From the report it is clear that the Irish question was one of several which had been debated regularly over the previous months.

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