The Career of Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy, 1810-1883

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Old World Famine, New World Plenty

"The sesquicentenary commemoration of the Great Irish Famine throughout the world has resulted in displays in several museums. Most have relied on the same few contemporary sketches to illustrate the dearth and devastation.

In 1847 and 1849 artists from the Illustrated London News travelled to some of the most affected areas, in particular Skibbereen in County Cork and Kilrush in County Clare."

This article examines the carer of Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy, who was born at Cultra, County Down on 9 April 1810, the fourth son of Hugh Kennedy and his wife, Grace Hughes.

Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison (born 1955) is a contemporary Australian poet.

Born in Liverpool, Sydney Jennifer Harrison studied medicine and then specialised in psychiatry. Since her first volume of poetry, Michelangelo's Prisoners in 1994, she has published several more, winning the 1995 Anne Elder Award and being short-listed for the 2000 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. In 2011 she won the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry. Her photography has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Having lived in the United States and New Zealand, Harrison currently resides in Melbourne and is employed as a child psychiatrist. She is also a photographer. She is currently The Dax Poetry Collection Manager for the Dax Centre at the University of Melbourne.

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