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 Honourable Hugh Mahon is one of the most interesting personalities in the national legislature. There has been more stirring incident in his career than in a dozen ordinary men’s lives.
Lawson used Irish characters in his multicultural cast as a literary device, in the main a comic one
let us look at a family that truly deserves the word ‘extraordinary’
The book ties in to events and personalities of the time
Beckett and MacGowran in Paris
for him nothing remotely matched these Irish events in importance.
The ISAANZ conference circuit is as healthy and vibrant as it is because it is open to those outside academia and enthusiastically followed by family historians, journalists, and those who take a pride in their Irish heritage.
Ireland held a successful constitutional referendum on this Same Sex Marriage in May 2015 because its Constitution was assumed to implicitly deny recognition to same sex marriage. Australia’s Constitution, on the other hand, leaves the issue to the Parliament to decide.
these are things that should be looked at in the context that they might happen at some time in the future.