The offspring of a full suite of 8 Irish great grandparents, Brenda Niall grew up in a cosily inwardly-focussed Catholic world, until and beyond her university training. This was not unusual in her era
Mannix and De Valera had swapped places; De Valera in his early years wanted to be a bishop, Mannix now aspired to the role of statesman
the title of the visitors’ book is significant. According to Professor Patrick O’Farrell, the mission adopted the practice of calling itself the ‘Irish Legation’ to further emphasise its distinctive status
for him nothing remotely matched these Irish events in importance.
Come to the centenary re-enactment of the speech, by noted actor Rod Quantock.
This remarkable film of St Patrick’s Day 1920 in Melbourne is an impassioned call for Ireland’s independence
As the pool of Australian volunteers had begun to dry, Prime Minister Hughes, ever an avid defender and supporter of the British Empire and of Australia as a key dominion, sought to conscript additional Australian manpower.
Recently published books, of interest to our readers.
After so many books on him, we desperately needed one by him, which we now have with this anthology of his own words and articles,
Although there has been continuing interest in Dr Mannix, especially since the celebrations for the centenary of his arrival in Australia, a number of puzzles about his career and personality remain.