It was deeply emotional for me to be able to tell Judy the name of her father, something she had longed for all her life. I emailed a photograph, not being able to imagine the emotion of seeing a photograph of your father for the very first time.
Most of my descendants moved to Western Australia, to farm and prospect for gold.
Stood up at the altar, assisted migrant from Thurles, Bridget Gorman became the matriarch of a large and successful Irish Australian family.
From Limerick and Wicklow, now with a street named after a member of the family.
Today, on our morning swim together.
I watch her dive, hair streaming,
at home among the waves…
You won’t find these in the bush.
Thistles, nettles, tumbleweed,
three-cornered jacks, horehound,
A summary of Irish role in history and literature of Australia, written prior to more recent research and publications in the area.
A voice from the next life recalls his time with use
Travellers have been acknowledged as a distinct ethnic group within the Irish population.
Around the Boree Log is more than a source of nostalgia for parlour poetry. It is also a source that provides an insight into the language of Irish Australia in the early twentieth century.
DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.