a useful resource for anyone interested in this aspect of Irish-Australian history.
To find a convict ancestor is no longer a matter of shame but can be cause for reflection and indeed celebration.
Rosanna Flemming, an Irish Famine Orphan, had serious medical and psychological issues. It is not known what triggered them. We know that she lost at least two children in infancy, but perhaps her earlier experiences in Ireland played a part….
How did an anti-Mason Protestant Abolitionist, temperance advocate and vegetarian from Vermont (USA) become a first hand witness of the Great Famine and a practical advocate for famine relief?
Thousands of Irish left the country in ships carrying with them all they owned, including the Irish language
It’s a memory I’ll hold forever, it’s made me take an interest in our history.
An unconventional autobiography, but a fine account of a community.
The aim, once they have collated all the descendants, is to reconnect them with their ancestors in Ireland.
Arrival of Irish Famine Orphan Girls in Melbourne
We are looking for any informaiton of evictions, locations and local folklore.