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Not just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia

Armour worn by Ned Kelly, June 1880, State Library of Victoria.
Armour worn by Ned Kelly, June 1880, State Library of Victoria.

The National Museum of Australia has developed a major exhibition on the Irish in Australia which opened on St Patrick's Day 2011. The exhibition, Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia, covers the Irish presence in Australia from the day in January 1788 when a small number of Irish convicts, marines and officials walked off the transports of the First Fleet to the continuing arrival of young Irish backpackers today.

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For interviews, images and more information please contact Dennis Grant on (02) 6208 5351, 0409 916 481 or Caroline Vero on (02) 6208 5338, 0438 620 710 or media@nma.gov.au.