The subtitle of this book reflects the ambitions of its author: ‘The women who changed Australia’. It’s a big claim…
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
The connection between Ireland and Newfoundland goes back centuries and the Irish left an indelible impact on the region in terms of immigration and culture. Why isn’t this history celebrated more?
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.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.
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.
At the outset I must remark that all who are interested in the story of the Irish in ‘The Great South Land Under The Southern Cross’ will forever be indebted to the exceptional scholarship of two enormously talented historians, Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall.
Ned Kelly in Emerald.
The Irish stamp on Warwick is inescapable: its heritage-listed, gothic-revival sandstone edifices, the Cloisters (formerly Our Lady of the Assumption Convent) and St Mary’s Catholic Church dominate the townscape.
A Feature by Mike Pinnock Edward Eagar was one of ten children born into a family of landed gentry on his parent’s estate of Gortdromakiery in the parish of Killarney, County Kerry in 1787. He benefitted from a privileged upbringing; he was, from an early age, privately tutored on the estate by his father before …