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Irish Pier wins Tasmanian Award
I was very pleased to be informed last month that my son, Chris, and I had won Tasmania's major annual folk song-writing award, The Mike Silverwood Memorial Prize for our song, The Irish Pier. Chris wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics. The song is about…Continue
Who murdered George Sturgeon? (continued from previous post)
In my last blog post I introduced you to my convict ancestor Mary Ann Dalton and left off at the point of the last entry in her convict record. This post will look at other sources of information on the Irish in Tasmania and how to reconstruct the lives of Tasmanian Irish ancestors.
My search for more information on the life of…Continue
With almost 10,000 Irish convicts arriving in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) between 1840 and 1853 combined with numerous other Irish convicts sent via England prior to that time, assisted Irish immigrants and some more wealthy Irish settlers, it is no surprise that many Tasmanians feel a strong bond with Ireland and…