AUSTRALIAN-IRISH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC

THE MARY DURACK MEMORIAL LECTURERS

Honouring the pioneering Durack Family

YEAR

SPEAKER

TOPIC

1995

Dr Davis McCaughey AC

From Parnell to Paisley – The Peace Process in Northern Ireland

1996

Ambassador Richard O’Brien

Ireland in the Coming Times

1997

Professor Oliver MacDonagh

O’Connell and Parnell: A Comparison

1998

Clare Dunne OAM

Mother Ireland Mother Earth

1999

Colm & Damien O’Doherty

Countess Constance Markievcz, The Rebel Countess

2000

Siobhan McHugh

Creating the Irish Empire: Television and Historical Compromises

2001

Tony Evans

The Engineer and the Poet: WA’s Irish Legacy, comparing the lives and work of CY O’Connor  and John Boyle O’Reilly 

2002

Professor Jarlath Ronayne

Rogues and Reformers – The Irish in Colonial Australia

2003

Carol Kiernan

Ireland’s Ballad Queen: Delia Murphy, her Life and Music, a Woman for the Times

2004

Ambassador Declan Kelly

Ireland in the Third Millennium: A Country Transformed

2006

Billy Cantwell

Irish Australia: The State of the Union

2007

Peter Sharkey

The Irish in Australia: A Descendant’s Perspective

2008

Perpetua Durack Clancy

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman – a partial view of Elizabeth Durack

2009

Professor Bob Reece

The Irishness of Daisy Bates

2010

Dr Richard Reid

Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia

2011

Dr George O'Neil,

Pioneering Medicine in the 21st Century

2012

Emeritus Professor Dennis Haskell

Ireland, my Ireland

2013

Charles Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith

A Personal Story

2014

Ray Omodei