International Famine Commemoration to be held in Williamstown.
Mary and Catherine Cunningham, along with the other Workhouse girls from Mountbellew, did not deserve to be forgotten.
a useful resource for anyone interested in this aspect of Irish-Australian history.
To find a convict ancestor is no longer a matter of shame but can be cause for reflection and indeed celebration.
Rosanna Flemming, an Irish Famine Orphan, had serious medical and psychological issues. It is not known what triggered them. We know that she lost at least two children in infancy, but perhaps her earlier experiences in Ireland played a part….
It’s a memory I’ll hold forever, it’s made me take an interest in our history.
Many of these wine also have Irish roots.
The aim, once they have collated all the descendants, is to reconnect them with their ancestors in Ireland.
Ambassador Breandán took an inclusive and humanist approach, linking the sufferings of the victims of the Irish Famine with those of people displaced today.
Arrival of Irish Famine Orphan Girls in Melbourne