Kōrero: Religion and society

Boxing Day conflict in Timaru, 1879

Boxing Day conflict in Timaru, 1879

Irish Protestants and Catholics brought a long tradition of sectarian conflict to New Zealand. This excerpt from a December 1879 report in the Timaru Herald describes a confrontation between Protestants, described as 'the Orange party', and local Irish Catholics.

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Reference: Timaru Herald, 27 December 1879, p. 2

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Stenhouse, 'Religion and society - Sectarian conflicts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/28411/boxing-day-conflict-in-timaru-1879 (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā John Stenhouse, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018