A Publication of the Australian Irish Heritage Association

Volume 6 Number 3

Spring 1998


The Australian Dimension to the 1798 Rebellion

Ray Barrett explains why the transportation of a large number of politicised prisoners to Australia in the aftermath of 1798 had a considerable influence in shaping the demographic tradition in Australia politics

Irish Heritage Scholarship Foundation Launch

Colleen McGuiness-Howard explains the background to the formation and development f the Foundation

Joe O'Sullivan's Speech At The Launch Of The IHSF

Explaining the link with Murdoch University and of his hopes for the foundation

The United Irishmen and the Politics of Banishment

Michael Durey speaks on the events of 1798 and the subsequent arrangements for bringing the rebellion to a close by banishment (rather than something worse) of the leadership of the United Irishmen.

Strong Links Forged on Australian Tour

Conor Kane describes the Wicklow County Tourism trip to Australia and the meeting with a relative of Michael Dwyer in Sydney.

Why not Join the Parade and Enjoy the Twelfth?

Irish Times writer, Nuala O'Faolain suggests people should "put a carnation in your bowler hat" and enjoy the parades on the 12th.

Mary McAleese's Address

At the launch of the Centre for Irish Studies the Irish President speaks of her wish to maintain the link with the global Irish family.

The Chairman's Response

Joe O'Sullivan response to the Presidentís speech and spoke of the work to achieve the Centre for Irish Studies

The PMís Official Lunch for the Irish President

Sandra and Ed Pigott describe the events at the Irish Presidentís encounter the with Australian PM and Opposition leader

Interview with Mary McAleese

In which the President talks of her Belfast education and her hopes for the future

Demolishing the Myths at Tara

Anne Byrne of the Irish Times reports on an archaeologistís book on the search for the Ark of the Covenant in which Tara is rejected as a burial site for the Ark

Good Books Lately

The Irish Draught Horse by Alex Fell

What killed Jane Austenby Drs George Biro and Jim Leavesley

Cleary, Independent by Brian Cleary

The 12th Of July In Western Australia, 1887-1930

Andrew Gill describes the celebrations by the WA Orange Order, first formed in 1886.

Oliver Goldsmith: An Irish Genius

Jim Leavesley describes the life of Goldsmith from failed Medical Practitioner and gambler to one of the 18th century literary giants

The Commemoration of 1798 in Perth in 1898

Father Duffís lecture given on 4 May 1898, which shows the nationalist view of history


Mary Richardson gives us the national anthem in Gaelic, English and phonetics

The Medals

Rita Campfield provides a poignant story about an Irishmanís commemoration of Armistice Day

Scotch Corner

Alex Main sees similarities between Ireland and Scotland during the 1798 period, including the role played by Viscount Melville, known as "Henry the Ninth ­ Uncrowned King of Scotland".

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