The Statement from the Heart won this year’s Australian international peace prize, the Sydney Peace Prize, from 200 nominations.
During a discussion of the letter Q, Tocsvig said that the word quaff possibly originated in the Irish language
Papers will range from Irish orphan stories, Mary Lee, women in the 1916 Rising and conscription, Irish nuns and identity, chain migration, women in World War 1, through to the 20th century ‘Troubles’ and abortion reform and neonatal deaths.
The Irish character in Australian literature is often introduced by a piece of dialogue that confirms the character’s origins.
Irish Australians varied enormously in their attitudes towards Indigneous Australians from friendship to violent dispossession.