Life was not easy for Jane and Bridget, two of at least fifty famine orphan girls who were gaoled in NSW from the 1850s to 1900.
Named for the original builders, it is a public acknowledgement of the part played by the Irish in early Perth
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
A great-great-grandson remembers an unapologetic rebel and determined reformer
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
Waugh’s brief is not to debate the merits of the current Australian education system but to highlight the significant influence of the Irish National Schools system in colonial times in paving the way for the provision of public education in Australia.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is in contention to be named the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at prestigious World Travel Awards
In the eyes of Imperial social engineers, the Famine orphans were young marriageable women who would bring a stabilizing influence to a rough masculine colonial society.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.
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.