Our From Ireland to the “New Worlds” Down Under bundle includes the following publications:
Letters from Irish Australia: 1825-1925
The immigrant Irish, distinctive independent and colourful, have had a profound and sometimes spectacular impact on the history and character of Australia, but this book goes beyond the sometimes superficial and public manifestations of Irishness in Australia. It shows through the lives of the ordinary Irish - Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant Irish, and Catholics from both South and North - the extraordinary complexity and diversity of the Irish influx, and the way it interacted, at the ordinary day-to-day level, with its new Australian environment.
John King: Ireland’s Forgotten Explorer – Australia’s First Hero
In 1861 an Irish-born explorer emerged from the Australian outback, sole survivor of the country's greatest expedition. John King from Moy, Co. Tyrone, had crossed the arid continent and discovered tracts of rich, fertile land. With eight men dead, King's triumph was one of the world's great feats of endurance and thousands gathered to crown him Australia's first hero ...
New Light At The Cape Of Good Hope: William Porter, The Father Of Cape Liberalism
William Porter was born in Limavady in 1805. His father was a Presbyterian minister belonging to the liberal, New Light group in the church. Porter was called to the Irish Bar in 1831. His own and his family's strong liberal convictions led to his appointment in 1839 as attorney general of the Cape Colony during a short-lived accord between Daniel O'Connell and Lord Melbourne's Whig government when prominent liberals replaced the Tory Ascendancy as dispensers of patronage.