Nature of Event: Barry Versus Kelly – The tragic story of Australia’s folk hero, Ned Kelly and the judge who hanged him. A musical drama by Felix Meagher (with additional music by Lou Hesterman and Cyril Moran) about the trial and execution of Ned Kelly in November 1880. about the Trial of Ned Kelly, the classic confrontation between …
We may not sound Irish, but have a strong sense of our Irish-Australian identity. We’re a largely-untapped resource with much to contribute to Irish-Australia.
When the evidence is looked at objectively, the vast majority of the colonial Irish, regardless of religious affiliation and county of origin, were respectable, law abiding people, neither rebels nor disaffected peasants. They arrived in Australia full of optimism and expected a better life.
Irish Language classes in Sydney, and history and archeology in Penrith and the Blue Mountains.
A novelist, a bolshevik, and a dadaist walked into a bar, is one way of getting the joke that is Travesties.
Readings, music, Irish literature more generally, and eating and drinking – Bloomsday at the Queensland Irish Association in Brisbane.
Screwball eggheads tear up the Library in ‘Travesties’, Tom Stoppard’s brilliant comedy about Joyce, Lenin and Tzara.
The wireless in our house in Leitrim in 1941 sat on a high shelf, away from little hands, in the kitchen. It had two batteries, one dry and one wet.
On 18th October 1831 Bridget Watson arrived in Hobart on the Mary III with her three surviving children …
Single women seeking work as domestic servants were faced with frequent ‘No Irish Need Apply’ advertisements in newspapers. Yet, most Irish women did find employment, and were successful immigrants.