Flinders Ranges hilltop, full moon eve.
Named for the original builders, it is a public acknowledgement of the part played by the Irish in early Perth
Poetry by David Harris Bubble All those questions.The woman is nice enoughBut she asks me questions.Couldn’t answer one. Here’s another–‘Do you know where you are?’At last, success.‘Of course I know.’‘I’m here.’ Not ‘In the clinic…’ or ‘In the ambulance…’but ‘here’.Beautiful in simplicityand truth. ‘Here’. It follows me, surrounds me,I am in an ever-present wrapping of‘here’. …
Telling an Irish history through the lives of 21 women.
Papers will range from Irish orphan stories, Mary Lee, women in the 1916 Rising and conscription, Irish nuns and identity, chain migration, women in World War 1, through to the 20th century ‘Troubles’ and abortion reform and neonatal deaths.
The Irish character in Australian literature is often introduced by a piece of dialogue that confirms the character’s origins.
I envied Peig’s status in the family as a peata, a ‘pet’ and how her big brother carried her around in a bhaclainn ‘in his arms’. I loved how kindly the teachers and neighbours treated her.
Excerpts from an autobiographical piece by Michéal Ó Súileabháin
Irish language message left on the moon in 1969.
The Sunburnt Symposium is now part of the Australian daonscoileanna, the summer and winter Irish language intensives and also featured in some Australasian Irish Studies conferences.