Earl Grey Orphan Project

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

These funds remain open for tax-deductible donations:- The Western Sydney University GIF Refugee Scholarship Fund 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

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

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...

Commemoration Cancelled for 2021

Due to the Sydney lockdown, the GIFCC regrets to advise the 2021 Commemoration will not take place on August 29th. This is the first time in 20 years that the Commemoration has not been held. Keep safe; and please get your vaccine as soon as possible.