Expert workshop, National Library of Ireland, June

 

Our guest speaker for continuous professional development in June will be Dr Liz Rushen.

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Liz’s talk is entitled:

“The migration of Irish women to colonial Australia”

Thousands of Irish girls migrated to Australia in the 1830s, a decade before the Great Famine. What was it like to migrate to the far ends of the known world at this time? How did they survive the rigours of the voyage? Did they ‘swing swang’ in hammocks or have to fight for every morsel to eat? What sort of reception did they receive? Come and hear Dr Liz Rushen talk about these adventurous Irish women and their migration experience.

Date: Wednesday 17th June.

Time: 3.pm-4.30pm.

Location: National Library of Ireland.

Dr. Liz Rushen is a Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and is the former Executive Director of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. She is the author of fifteen books, three of them co-authored with Perry McIntyre;Quarantined (2007),The Merchant’s Women (2008) and Fair Game: Australia’s first Immigrant Women (2010).

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These are free ticketed events.

To apply for a ticket please email.

expertworkshop@eneclann.ie

 


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