Events held in conjunction with the Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia exhibition, including the exhibition launch, family history lectures and plenary sessions from the Australasian Irish Studies conference.
Shane Carmody begins by singing lyrics about Ned Kelly written to the The Patriot Game that he wrote for the centenary of the Ned Kelly’s execution in which he drew a connection between that event, Armistice Day, and the dismissal of the Whitlam government.
A few of my favourite things: some objects from the Not Just Ned exhibition
Richard Reid, senior curator of the Not Just Ned exhibition, tells some stories and presents a few of his favourite objects from the exhibition to open the 18th Australasian Irish Studies conference: The Irish in Australia 1788 to the present.
Sorting out the Irish immigrants of colonial Australia
Eric Richards examines the reciprocal relationship between Ireland and the Australian colonies and examines questions such as what characteristics and qualities did Irish immigrants embody, and how selectively did the colonies draw on these immigrants.
Irish immigrants from Australian records: the real keys to finding them in Ireland
In the genealogical rush to return to Ireland and where our ancestors were from, records of their lives in Australia were sometimes overlooked. Perry McIntyre outlines key documents which provide clues to finding ancestral spots in Ireland.
Exhibition launch: Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia
Author Tom Keneally officially launches the National Museum’s new exhibition about the Irish contribution to Australia. Includes a performance by the Alan Kelly Quartet and speeches by the Federal Arts Minister and new Irish children’s minister.