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,...

Annual General Meeting

The Committee has set Saturday, November 21st at 2pm as the date for our AGM; we anticipate the format for the meeting will be via Zoom. We are currently working out the Agenda, Nominations and Voting procedures and will email these to you soon. Please consider putting yourself forwards as...

Committee News

The Committee has continued to meet regularly via Zoom since our last face-to-face meeting back in February. There have been some changes to Committee member roles since the election of the 2020 Committee last November. Perry McIntyre announced her resignation in February followed by Richard Reid. Suddenly our numbers were...