With the passage of time Irish Catholics eventually did become part of the fabric of Australian society. With the coming of each generation, they moved along and some of them, up the social scale. But their ascent was neither rapid nor easy.
Some of Bridget’s descendants in NSW
Heaney’s poem ‘Punishment’ will also be removed from the OCR’s GCSE poetry anthology from September 2022. GCSEs are the basic level of qualification in British education, while A-levels are taken by secondary school students aged between 16 and 18.
Former footballer gives a riveting account of the workings of the fraud squad, from an insider’s perspective.
Upcoming Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar on Heaney’s visit to Australia in 1994.
The highest peak of the Snowy Mountains. He named it after the Polish-Lithuanian statesman Tadeusz Kosciuszko, giving us Mount Kosciuszko.
‘In the laundry room,
you unspooled your story to the others…’
The artist Hossein Valamanesh always insisted the monument was not just about the Great Irish Famine but about all famine. For me, this is what makes it a great monument.
DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.
She wasn’t simply an obscure name on a family tree. Her name appeared in the archives, documents from which I could determine meaning.