A statue and a book to tell the story of the girls who left Mayo in the Great Famine to come to Australia.
1852 brought forth a remarkably vindictive climax to Irish Orphan vilification
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.
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.