Named for the original builders, it is a public acknowledgement of the part played by the Irish in early Perth
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.
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
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.
Excerpts from an autobiographical piece by Michéal Ó Súileabháin
Since its first edition in February 1989, the ‘Irish Echo’ has not missed an issue
The Catalpa escape involved the rescue of six men serving life sentences. All were former British soldiers who had taken the Fenian oath.
When angry local men turned up with brickbats at an Irish concert.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.
At the outset I must remark that all who are interested in the story of the Irish in ‘The Great South Land Under The Southern Cross’ will forever be indebted to the exceptional scholarship of two enormously talented historians, Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall.