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Light on the Horizon

Light on the Horizon

Perhaps without knowing it, Dan O’Riordan tells the story of his redemption as a tribute to Australia and the powerful connection that exists between our two nations. Continue reading

Irish Famine Women – a challenge or three

Irish Famine Women – a challenge or three

Was there a ‘gendered’ difference in the colonial experience of the first generation of Famine migrants? Did the women adapt more readily? Were women more willingly acculturated? Were they more independent in their choice of marriage partners? Was the regrouping of their family more likely to be ‘transitional’ than that of Irish men? These are questions about women’s role in their family emigration strategy that can, and still need to be addressed.
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