With the passage of time Irish Catholics eventually did become part of the fabric of Australian society. With the coming of each generation, they moved along and some of them, up the social scale. But their ascent was neither rapid nor easy.
‘ … the aftermath of the Eureka Stockade brought this nation a major step closer to a democratic system …’
The Intelligence authorities found it difficult to accept that parents whose eldest adult child had been executed for his role in the Easter Rising, and who moreover had two more sons Volunteers (initially sentenced to death but commuted to 10-year sentences), were not actively involved in the Rising.
In 2022, the commemoration committee searched for a new way of ‘bringing the girls to the table’.
Kevin McCarthy has made his surname known in America. Here is one of his ancestors.
Crainn Jacaranda,/buamaí gorma áille…
Jacaranda trees,lovely explosions of blue.
The story of one of Melbourne’s early pioneers.
‘I call that piece a wonder now; Fra Pandolf’s hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.’
Irish in Australia Research Updates In the middle of the pandemic we published an article by Trevor McClaughlin, Australia’s foremost authority on the Irish Orphans – see his blog at https://earlgreysfamineorphans.wordpress.com/author/trevo1/. We are reprinting it here below. Of course, at that time, we did not know we were in the ‘middle’ of the pandemic. While …