The subtitle of this book reflects the ambitions of its author: ‘The women who changed Australia’. It’s a big claim…
Mary Mc Connell entered the workhouse in Belfast in July 1847 as an orphan and a pauper.
Stories about women who made an indelible impression on their children are often preserved in family folklore handed down the generations, but memory of Margaret Cooke doesn’t appear to have survived in this way…
Famine Orphan Girls memorial at Williamstown – 21 years on.
A great-great-grandson remembers an unapologetic rebel and determined reformer
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is in contention to be named the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at prestigious World Travel Awards
Rosanna was typical of the Irish famine orphans. McClaughlin’s research shows that on average they married at 19 years, most to older men within three years of landing, and had nine children
The connection between Ireland and Newfoundland goes back centuries and the Irish left an indelible impact on the region in terms of immigration and culture. Why isn’t this history celebrated more?
We may not sound Irish, but have a strong sense of our Irish-Australian identity. We’re a largely-untapped resource with much to contribute to Irish-Australia.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.