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Golden cross with ornate Celtic design and gemstones.
Replica of the Cross of Cong

Exhibition consultant Dr Ann Herraman (Adelaide) went well beyond the call of duty in helping to find key objects in South Australia. In the Kimberley, Andrew Barker of the Kununurra Historical Society made it possible to tell the story of Irish pastoralists in the region. Associate Professor Jeff Brownrigg (University of Canberra), Dr Siobhan McHugh (University of Wollongong), Dr Michael McKernan (Canberra) and Brendon Kelson (Canberra) also gave willingly of their time.

Many others – far too many to name here – have contributed generously of their time and knowledge and a debt is owed to them all.

The Museum would also like to acknowledge the History Channel for its support and generous contribution in being the major sponsor for the exhibition.

Additional thanks is due to Culture Ireland, the Irish Abroad Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc., the Lansdowne Club, the Friends of Ireland Society, the Irish and Celtic clubs and the Irish heritage and cultural associations around Australia who have offered advice and support for this exhibition.

The members of the National Irish Business Association of Canberra have pursued the idea of an exhibition on the Irish in Australia for many years. Their hopes have now been realised.


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Resource room supporters of Foreign Affairs of Ireland
Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra

Tourism Ireland

Waterford Crystal

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Buttlers Chocolates 
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Culture Ireland, promoting Irish arts worldwide
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