Filed under Australian-Irish history

Meeting An Old Classic

That Trench was one of those responsible for the Famine exodus cannot be entirely excused by the fact that his motives were good, and that he felt this was a better solution than the humiliation of the workhouse and the cruelty of road-making. Continue reading

The Irish Exile, Part II

The Irish Exile, Part II

By Dymphna Lonergan Part I of this feature was published in Tinteán in April 2018 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. The first edition carried its manifesto: The Irish Exile and Freedom’s Advocate will contain original and select Poetry,– … 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