Stories about women who made an indelible impression on their children are often preserved in family folklore handed down the generations, but memory of Margaret Cooke doesn’t appear to have survived in this way…
A bush poet turns his mind to his Famine ancestors.
Anyone who has dabbled in researching Famine Orphan girls will recognise the vast amount of work and skill involved in this collection of histories.
An Irish Australian Book Festival at Celtic at Metro
Life was not easy for Jane and Bridget, two of at least fifty famine orphan girls who were gaoled in NSW from the 1850s to 1900.
Famine Orphan Girls memorial at Williamstown – 21 years on.
Named for the original builders, it is a public acknowledgement of the part played by the Irish in early Perth
Telling an Irish history through the lives of 21 women.
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
A great-great-grandson remembers an unapologetic rebel and determined reformer