Filed under Australian-Irish history

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

The Foggy Dew

The Foggy Dew

This is an extract from a paper given by Andrew Scott to the 23rd Irish Australasian conference in Adelaide in December 2016.  The use of folk songs to help teach Irish history has not been sufficiently developed in Australia. The evocative power of historical Irish ballads can spark people’s interest in that history and can … Continue reading

ONLY NINETEEN

ONLY NINETEEN

Rosanna Flemming, an Irish Famine Orphan, had serious medical and psychological issues. It is not known what triggered them. We know that she lost at least two children in infancy, but perhaps her earlier experiences in Ireland played a part…. Continue reading