The author, Simon Smith, is a filmmaker who has recorded stories from around the world, and that background is seen in the writing as he fills in little details and concentrates on the lives, likes and troubles of the main characters. Continue reading
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A Brief History of the Irish in Australia
With the passage of time Irish Catholics eventually did become part of the fabric of Australian society. With the coming of each generation, they moved along and some of them, up the social scale. But their ascent was neither rapid nor easy. Continue reading
The Elusive Fenian
While his comrades John Devoy, John Boyle O’Reilly, and Michael Davitt achieved international renown over decades, Cody was so shadowy that historians lost track of him after the celebrated Catalpa rescue of 1876. Continue reading
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When ‘Fenian’ meant ‘Terrorist’
A Book Review by Frank O’Shea Steve Harris. THE PRINCE AND THE ASSASSIN. Australia’s First Royal Tour and Portent of World Terror. Melbourne Books, 2017. 326 pp. ISBN: 9781925556131 RRP: $32.95 If someone from a Muslim country were to shoot an Australian politician today, that person would almost certainly be called a terrorist. And just as … Continue reading
Fenians, Freemantle and Freedom
A 10-day cultural festival which will be celebrating the Irish culture and influence on Australia Continue reading
Irish History Circle: March Presentations
Talks on Urban Irish Language usage and Young Irelander, John Mitchel Continue reading
The Irish History Circle
The most vexing Fenian.
Revolutionary and Conservative Impossible to love; Impossible to hate. Continue reading