Given that so much of mainstream Australian history continues to ignore the Irish or even, on occasion, to disparage them, a new general history of the Irish in Australia is overdue.
The book ties in to events and personalities of the time
In the eyes of many he ‘fell from grace’, but he maintained a silent dignity to his grave.
this is a book that puts a human face on a serious and painful problem.
As the pool of Australian volunteers had begun to dry, Prime Minister Hughes, ever an avid defender and supporter of the British Empire and of Australia as a key dominion, sought to conscript additional Australian manpower.