Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
A great-great-grandson remembers an unapologetic rebel and determined reformer
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is in contention to be named the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at prestigious World Travel Awards
In the eyes of Imperial social engineers, the Famine orphans were young marriageable women who would bring a stabilizing influence to a rough masculine colonial society.
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
Newman House has undergone years of careful restoration and modernization under the guidance of award-winning architects to become MoLI
It was a stroke of genius to commission three women to write the centenary history of Melbourne’s Newman College.
Barry Versus Kelly is unabashedly and unashamedly partisan show, which tells a very familiar story in quirky ways that are always entertaining.