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Personal stories: 17 March 2011

Tell us your Irish story

Visitors to Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia told their own Irish stories. Watch what they had to say.

One man's sedition is another man's speech

The night of the exhibition launch, guest speaker and author Tom Keneally sat down and told his Irish story.

Enough! We're going to Australia

Sheilagh Sullivan talks about growing up in Australia in an Irish household.

A moving experience

Sr Bernadette Wallis talks about being 'entwined in the land of my great grandmothers'.

My favourite place in Ireland

Bearnaí Ó Doibhlin - An áit is ansa liom in Éirinn (My favourite place in Ireland)


Angela Devlin - 'In my heart I'll always be Irish'

My convict ancestors

Trish Downes - 'My convict ancestors'

Conditional pardon

Marilyn Folger - 'Excavating my Irish heritage in Canberra'

New Horizons

Eoghan O'Byrne bought a one way ticket to new horizons.

Peace and reconciliation

Reverend Professor James Haire on peace and reconciliation.

Exhibition curator Cinnamon van Reyk

Cinnamon Van Reyk talks about young backpackers who left Ireland for love.

A fortunate life

Tim Beckett talks about his fortunate life.

The beauty of Ireland

Siobhán Ní Fhaoláin - 'I carry the beauty of Ireland within me ...'

Sign language

Maureen Brown - 'Irish-Australian Sign language'


Cheryl Mongan - 'Freedom from famine; freedom from political oppression'

The Irish influence in Australia

Susan Ryan - 'The Irish influence in Australia'

Exhibition curator Richard Reid

Richard Reid talks about Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia.

The country for me

Evelyn Callaghan - 'This is the country for me!'

Prisoner of war

Bill Fegan talks about his ancestor who was the first Australian Irish Republican prisoner of war.

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