paperback, 128 pages
305 mm x 210 mm, full colour
published March 2011
What do explorer Robert O'Hara Burke, bushranger Ned Kelly, Eureka stockade leader Peter Lalor and Prime Minister Ben Chifley have in common?
Like millions of other Australians, they are of Irish ancestry. The Irish, and their descendants, have been part of Australian history since the arrival of the First Fleet and its convicts in 1788. Among the thousands of Irish who came were some whose stories have become legends, and whose efforts have made Australia what it is today.
This National Museum of Australia book brings together a collection of rare and precious objects, documents, paintings, drawings and photographs to tell one of Australia's greatest stories: the true history of the Irish in Australia.
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