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.

“Who Goes Here?” event at Hyde Park Barracks – April 3rd – May 30th

Sydney Living Museum’s “Reflections on identity” theme, featuring an installation designed by prominent Australian artist Fiona Hall AO, created a lot of interest. Many orphans were represented along with others who had spent time at the Barracks during its early years.  Four representatives of the GIFCC participated in the workshop...

Earl Grey Orphan Project

Six students at Macquarie University have participated in this PACE unit as part of their degree. PACE stands for Professional and Community Engagement program. Each student has completed a project relating to aspects of the GIFCC. Details of their projects will be shared with GIFCC in due course. 

Annual Commemoration

Sunday August 29th The Committee has commenced planning for the Annual Commemoration 2021 to be held at the Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. At present there are no restrictions on numbers permitted and we hope this will be the case in August. Further details TBC.


GREAT IRISH FAMINE REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIP at Western Sydney University          It is very pleasing to report that 2019 Scholarship winner, Dina Hinna, has graduated in her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). The graduation took place last Saturday at Western Sydney University. GIFCC congratulates Dina and wishes her every...


Renewals due July 1st As we approach the end of June, it is time to renew your GIFCC Membership. We also encourage anyone to become a member. Memberships are essential for GIFCC’s compliance and to financially support GIFCC to cover its recurring costs (website, insurance, PO Box, etc). Note: Due...