Fintan Patrick Walsh

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Fintan Patrick Walsh.

Fintan Patrick Walsh (13 August 1894 16 May 1963) was a notable New Zealand seaman, trade unionist and farmer. He was born in Patutahi, Poverty Bay, on the East Coast of New Zealand in 1894, and died in Wellington in 1963. [1]

He was a founding member of the Communist Party of New Zealand. [2]

He was known as the 'Black Prince'. Walsh was the president of the New Zealand Federation of Labour between 1953 and 1963. [3]

See also


  1. Walsh, Pat. "Fintan Patrick Walsh". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. "Fintan Patrick Walsh". New Zealand History. Archived from the original on 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. Hobbs, Leslie (1967). The Thirty-Year Wonders. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. p. 168.