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How to research and write the life stories of Irish famine orphans

04/03/2022
By Amanda Midlam DEDICATED TO THE REMARKABLE YOUNG WOMEN WHO CHANGED THEIR LIVES FOREVER – AND SOME OF OURS – BY EMIGRATING FROM IRELAND WHILE STILL IN THEIR TEENS IN 1848 – 1859. This work was completed by Amanda Midlam as part of the course requirement for FOAR7004: Arts Internship for...

Annual General Meeting – (postponed from Nov 2021)

04/03/2022
The GIFCC will hold the 2021 Annual General Meeting on MARCH 26 TH 2022. The meeting will take place on Zoom to allow Covid-safe and accessible attendance for all. Please note, all attendees will be required to register to participate in the meeting. Financial members are entitled to vote. CommitteeCurrently...

Earl Grey Orphan Project

04/03/2022
This project was funded by an Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme Grant which paid for an historian to supervise six students at Macquarie University doing a Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) unit as part of their degree during Semester 1, 2021. The aim of the project was to research and...

Outreach Funds

04/03/2022
These funds remain open for tax-deductible donations:- The Western Sydney University GIF Refugee Scholarship Fund https://give.westernsydney.edu.au/gifcscholarship The Mamre Fund – supporting African refugees Catholic Care Social Services Donation Account BSB: 067 950 Account: 000040 Identifier: GIFCC & your phone number & name N.B. Please advise the GIFCC when you make...

Membership – Renewals were due July 1st

04/03/2022
Have you renewed your GIFCC Membership or become a new member? The Committee thanks all those who have renewed their membership and all new members; and very special thanks to those who have added a donation. Memberships are essential for GIFCC Inc’s Department of Fair Trading compliance, participation and voting...

Vale Hossein Valamanesh

04/03/2022
It was with great sadness that we heard of the sudden death of artist Hossein Valamanesh. Hossein suffered a major heart attack on January 15th. Hossein and his artist wife Angela’s design for the Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine, aka “The Famine Memorial” located at the Hyde Park...