The Rise of Irish Australia documentary which illustrates the impact of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising in Australia is now available to stream.
Irish history has returned to the curriculum of Australia’s leading university, the University of Melbourne, after an absence of a number of years.
Newstalk, Ireland’s national talk radio station, will feature a new five part series on Irish Australian history in 2015. The ‘Talking History’ show, broadcast on Newstalk on… Read more “Newstalk to broadcast new Irish-Australian history series”
Ireland’s national independent talk radio station, Newstalk, will focus on Irish-Australian history in its autumn schedule.
Ireland’s generation emigration illustrated.
A harp played lightly as canapés were served gracefully. The welcome mat was out on the other side of the world for Mary McAleese.
A cartoon in the West Australian newspaper on the subject of Irish nurses coming to Australia has provoked a furious reaction from the Irish community here. The… Read more “Irish stereotypes raise their head again Down Under”
Just over 200 years ago, nearly 200 Irish men and women experienced a voyage of sadism in their transportation to Britain’s new penal colony of Australia.
“Drunk Paddy’s $500k flood of tears” screamed the headline, and the jokes were quick to follow.
Just over 200 years ago the Australian state of Tasmania was England’s human dumping ground. For fifty years over 70,000 men, women and children were ripped from… Read more “Why does Tasmania whitewash its convict past?”