A Miscellany of Recommendations from a Sydney-Sider How are you coping with the latest lockdown? I confess to finding this one more difficult; my troubles are minor things really, such as waking during the night, feeling a bit down, not focussing on the book I’m reading, despairing about human weaknesses. Let me share a few …
Was the period between 1840 and 1869 the one when the influence of the Irish, at least, numerically, was strongest in colonial Australia? How do we account for the fluctuations?
The artist Hossein Valamanesh always insisted the monument was not just about the Great Irish Famine but about all famine. For me, this is what makes it a great monument.
DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.
Much has been written about the decline of the Irish language in the last 400 years…In this short piece, I’ll argue that Irish English is also under threat.
She wasn’t simply an obscure name on a family tree. Her name appeared in the archives, documents from which I could determine meaning.
A new film about an Irishwoman who attempted to assassinate Mussolini.
Jaki McCarrick talks about the writing, at ‘white heat’, of her play, ‘Belfast Girls’.
The student experience in UNSW, Sydney was markedly different from that of Trinity.
An attempt to piece together the history of the elusive Famine Orphan, Bridget Gallagher of Donegal.