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Ireland - Unlocking the Mystery

Event Information

  • 6 Aug 2011 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Queen Alexandra Conference Centre, 347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: $50 GSQ members; $55 group bookings of 4 or more; $60 non GSQ members

All bookings include morning tea and lunch.  Bookings and pre-payment are essential.

Dr Richard Reid  From the First Fleet to the Rose of Tralee - The National Museumm of Australia's Irish in Australia exhibition  Renowned Irish and military researcher Dr Reid has a PhD on the subject of Irish emigration to NSW between 1848-1870, and is the author of publications The Irish Australians and A decent set of girls: The Irish Famine Orphans of the Thomas Arbuthnot, 1849-1850"

Cora Num - Irish Research on the Internet

Dr Jennifer Harrison - Releasing Irish Convicts

Over 25% of those who came to New South Wales as convicts were of Irish origin. Discover how to identify the sources, both in Australia and Ireland, which might solve puzzles about their Hibernian backgrounds. The clues will confirm, confound, confuse, or connect. Whatever the outcome, every family historian needs at least one solid criminal to research.

Shauna Hicks - The Colonial Irish Loved a Beer or Two: Checking Out the Evidence   Looking at records such as police reports, prison registers, newspapers and much more, using all Irish examples.

Pauline Williams - Irish Resources at GSQ