A summary of Irish role in history and literature of Australia, written prior to more recent research and publications in the area.
Everywhere Delia Murphy went she collected – from the servants at home, from the travellers in the lane, from fishermen, from the blacksmith.
For many in Ireland, ‘Around the Boree Log’ was our introduction to Australia.
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.
This concern for the underdog was passed onto Barney and he became renowned as a fighter for the poor and the disadvantaged.
11th November: does this date have an uncanny talismanic quality?
In the colony, Irish lawyers would function like English lawyers. The playing field was levelled because even Englishmenhad to adjust, on the job, to frontier conditions.
Australians, and Irish-Australians in particular, will continue to be enriched by the legacy of Susan Ryan, a daughter of St Brigid.
‘Take back across the waves Australia’s message, / And say our hearts are big’. Henry Lawson.
Two new OAM recipients with connection to Tintean