The subtitle of this book reflects the ambitions of its author: ‘The women who changed Australia’. It’s a big claim…
Mary Mc Connell entered the workhouse in Belfast in July 1847 as an orphan and a pauper.
Mary and Catherine Cunningham, along with the other Workhouse girls from Mountbellew, did not deserve to be forgotten.
a useful resource for anyone interested in this aspect of Irish-Australian history.
Arrival of Irish Famine Orphan Girls in Melbourne
Convict Women and Orphan Girls is a compelling portrayal – meticulously researched, vividly scripted and brilliantly enacted
Independent Irish fimmakers Barrie Dowdall & Siobhan Lynam have recently completed a 4-hour documentary series, filmed in Australia, called Convict Women & Orphan Girls which tells the story of the 25,000 convict women, nearly half of them Irish born, who were transported from Ireland to Australia from 1787 to 1853. The series also features the 4,200 …