An invitation to an event in Penrith (New South Wales).
In December 1796, the Britannia set sail from Cork under Captain Thomas Dennot with Surgeon Augustus Beyer on what would be one of the worst voyages in the history of transportation.
A small group of Irish Famine girls, whose average age was sixteen, is the subject of this lyrical and captivating story by Evelyn Conlon.
…we have to take a terrible bad set with us – they have set the ship on fire five times during this last fortnight. The Guard was obliged to shoot one of them.