Undaunted: The Irish in Australia

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 256 pages
Author: J. Wright
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9781845887629
Other: b&w photos, sketches
Publisher: The History Press Ireland

'Undaunted' is a collection of true stories about Irish men and women who travelled to Australia in search of a better life, and battled against the odds in a remote and harsh world.

From 1788 when the first convict ships landed to the mid-twentieth century, these true stories about settlers, convicts and their descendants highlight the best and worst of human behaviour int he kinds of dilemma that faced the newly arrived.

This book tells the story of the Irish contribution to struggle.

1. Pearce the Peckish
2. Chasing Brady
3. Finding the Castaway
5. The Butcher
6. Search Party to Nowhere
7. Edward Evans' Secret
8. Waiting for Burke and Wills
9. Captain Moonlite
10. Australia's First Whodunnit
11. The Lost VC
12. The 'Loch Ard' Disaster
13. The Day the Constable Came
14. The Last Bushranger
15. The Dangerous Persuasive Woman
16. Freud and the Outback Postie
17. 'Killarney Kate'
18. The Original All Black
19. Midwife Mary
20. Lady of the Outback
21. The Sentimental Bloke
22. Lord of the Ring
23. The Deserter's VC
24. Very Alicia Mary
25. Madge, the Cop with no Badge
26. Runaway Nun
27. The Sydney Harbour Horseman
28. Death on Alligator Creek
29. The Missing Plane

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    Posted by Maggie on 22nd Aug 2018

    The Irish in Australia by John Wright is a generous book that tells the stories of numerous people who certainly held to their convictions and way of life. Some famous and well know; others less so. It appears that many of the Irish in the book held to their gypsie ways A well-researched book and gives the social history of each person. Anyone interested in the Irish in Australia will find this book rewarding.

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