AGM – Notice of Meeting

The GIFCC Inc Annual General Meeting 2020 will take place on  SATURDAY, November 21st at 2 pm via Zoom. All positions are open for nominations as follows:- Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee member (5 positions), ie., a total of nine (9) on the Committee. The Attendee Registration**, Nomination, and Proxy...


Many of you have renewed your Membership for the year to June 30th, 2021, and quite a few have added a donation to your renewal fee – the Committee appreciates your generosity in doing so. Membership remains open and we encourage you to join as a new member or renew...

The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine [aka “The Memorial”]

From time to time there has been a need to carry out repairs or maintenance on The Memorial. This work is the responsibility of Sydney Living Museums on whose property The Memorial is located; repair costs are covered by their insurance. On several occasions, damage occurred to the glass panels...

Vale the Hon. Susan Ryan AO – 1942-2020

Susan’s sudden death came as a great shock to all; one day she was alive and well and active; then she was gone. Her contributions to Australian education and anti-discrimination and to the advancement of opportunity for women were remarkable. Susan continued to share her wisdom as a regular panelist...

Irish Government Grant

Earlier this year we applied for a grant through the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme. In August we were advised that our request was successful. Originally the funds were to be allocated to cover the costs of our Annual Commemoration but due to the necessary scaling back of the event,...

Profile of Orphan – Mary Jane Gray (Armagh)

I started my ancestry research quite a while back now. My mother’s family history was a breeze but my dad’s side was another story. I was just about to give up when I made a call during the Covid lock-down to my aunty who surprisingly advised she had previously researched...