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.
There are two significant memorials erected in Sydney in response to major events in Irish history: the 1798 Memorial at Waverley Cemetery built at the time of the centenary of the ’98 uprising, and the Australia Memorial to the Great Irish Famine unveiled in 1999.
A new book on the Irish in South Australia launched.
For the first time in its history the Irish Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) conference began with an Irish language day
1852 brought forth a remarkably vindictive climax to Irish Orphan vilification
International Famine Commemoration to be held in Williamstown.
What was Irish about Brian Bourke? Of course, he had the name and the face, a map of Ireland.
… So it is a book about division. But I think it is also one about integration …
the title of the visitors’ book is significant. According to Professor Patrick O’Farrell, the mission adopted the practice of calling itself the ‘Irish Legation’ to further emphasise its distinctive status