Around the Boree Log is more than a source of nostalgia for parlour poetry. It is also a source that provides an insight into the language of Irish Australia in the early twentieth century.
Clive Probyn reads the Holyhead journal of 1727 as a turning point in his life.
Their literature, their games, their religion and certainly their language existed at a higher level than anything the locals had to offer.
This author’s style is varied and warm but grounded in truth-finding and truth-telling…. This is also a handsome book. Great thought has gone into its design and format.
DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.
Anyone who has dabbled in researching Famine Orphan girls will recognise the vast amount of work and skill involved in this collection of histories.
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.
A symposium to explore the nature of Irish-Australian literature
Irish Language classes in Sydney, and history and archeology in Penrith and the Blue Mountains.
Single women seeking work as domestic servants were faced with frequent ‘No Irish Need Apply’ advertisements in newspapers. Yet, most Irish women did find employment, and were successful immigrants.