Filed under 19th Century Irish Settlement

Edward Eagar, Forger and Emancipist

Edward Eagar, Forger and Emancipist

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 … Continue reading

The Irish Exile

The Irish Exile

The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate was a brief but potent manifestation in print in early colonial Australia of the fight for Irish freedom. Continue reading

When ‘Fenian’ meant ‘Terrorist’

When ‘Fenian’ meant ‘Terrorist’

A Book Review by Frank O’Shea Steve Harris. THE PRINCE AND THE ASSASSIN. Australia’s First Royal Tour and Portent of World Terror. Melbourne Books, 2017. 326 pp. ISBN: 9781925556131 RRP: $32.95 If someone from a Muslim country were to shoot an Australian politician today, that person would almost certainly be called a terrorist. And just as … Continue reading