Echoes of Irish Australia: Rebellion to Republic


Jeff Brownrigg, Cheryl Mongan & Richard Reid (eds), Galong, 2007.

The Irish have been at the center of the Australian story since 1788. This collection of twenty-three essays illustrates the diversity and dynamism of the Irish contribution to Australia’s national life from colonial beginnings to the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Australia in the mid-twentieth century. Subjects such as rebels, convicts, immigration, war, religion, politics, poetry, music, architecture, and diplomatic relations are addressed by Irish and Australian historians. A must for readers seeking an understanding of the role the Irish played in the emerging Australian nation.

Softcover, 270 pages, large format, 26 X 21cm, lavishly illustrated, extensive endnotes, bibliography, biographical details of authors, name, and thematic indexes.

$40.00 plus $14.00 postage.