Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series

Events held in conjunction with the Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia exhibition held at the National Museum of Australia from March to July 2011 including the exhibition launch, family history lectures and the plenary sessions from an Irish Studies Conference.

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Not Just Ned: what sort of history of the Irish in Australia?

Pat Cooke, Shane Carmody, Vale Noone, Keira O'Toole and Orla Tunney

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 2 July 2011

Symposium chaired by Orla Tunney, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, with short contributions from other speakers giving their opinions on the Not Just Ned exhibition.

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The Identity Game or How Irish is Australia?

Shane Carmody, State Library of Victoria

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 2 July 2011

Shane begins by singing lyrics about Ned Kelly written to the The Patriot Game that he wrote for the centenary of the Ned Kelly’s execution in which he drew a connection between that event, Armistice Day and the dismissal of the Whitlam government.

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The National Museum of Ireland: an ideological history

Pat Cooke, School of Art History and Cultural History, National University of Ireland

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 1 July 2011

Pat Cooke discusses the history and evolution of the National Museum of Ireland in the context of the material culture of Ireland in modern times.

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Sorting out the Irish immigrants of colonial Australia

Eric Richards, Flinders University, Adelaide

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 1 July 2011

Eric Richards examines the reciprocal relationship between Ireland and the Australian colonies and looks at such questions as what characteristics and qualities did Irish immigrants embody and how selectively did the colonies draw on these immigrants.

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colonial, irish, migration

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A few of my favourite things: some objects from the Not Just Ned exhibition

Dr Richard Reid and Andrew Sayers, National Museum of Australia

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 1 July 2011

Richard Reid, senior curator of the Not Just Ned exhibition, tells some stories and presents a few of his favourite objects from the exhibition to open the 18th Australasian Irish Studies conference: The Irish in Australia 1788 to the present.

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Irish immigrants from Australian records: the real keys to finding them in Ireland

Dr Perry McIntyre, historian and genealogist

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 29 June 2011

In the genealogical rush to return to Ireland and where our ancestors were from, records of their lives in Australia were sometimes overlooked. Perry will outline key documents which provide clues to finding ancestral spots in Ireland.

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colonial, convicts, irish, migration

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Ancestry.com.au: Where do we start?

Brad Argent, Ancestry.com.au

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 16 June 2011

Brad outlines what’s on the Ancestry.com.au website and how to get the best out of it. He’ll also talk about other free online databases that could enhance your family history research without breaking the bank.

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colonial, convicts, irish, migration

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Exhibition launch: Not Just Ned: A true history of the Irish in Australia

Daniel Gilbert, Simon Crean, Frances Fitzgerald, Tom Keneally and Andrew Sayers

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 16 March 2011

Author Tom Keneally officially launches the National Museum’s new exhibition about the Irish contribution to Australia. Includes a performance by the Alan Kelly Quartet and speeches by the Federal Arts Minister and new Irish children’s minister.

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