Irish in Queensland: their cultural legacy
14 Mar 2012 12:30pm
- State Library of Queensland
- South Brisbane
- Cost: Free
Many Queenslanders can trace their ancestry back to Ireland due to the vigorous programs of migration in the 19th century that enticed working class Irish men and women to our shores. What was life like for these early settlers? Why did they come here? What is their enduring legacy in Queensland’s society and culture? Historian Dr Jennifer Harrison and Director of Mercy Heritage Centre Peter Connell will discuss how the Irish have left their mark on the Queensland consciousness.
This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.