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.
This book on Nano Nagle and her legacy casts a powerful gaze on the lives and culture of a body of nuns whose charism was particularly and importantly focused on girls
There are two significant memorials erected in Sydney in response to major events in Irish history: the 1798 Memorial at Waverley Cemetery built at the time of the centenary of the ’98 uprising, and the Australia Memorial to the Great Irish Famine unveiled in 1999.
Subject-wise the papers presented about Goold’s culture-building in Melbourne could hardly have been more diverse in subject and scope.
‘The Rise of Irish Australia’ is now available for streaming.