The author, who holds a personal chair of history at the University of New South Wales, is the doyen of Irish-Australian historians. Irish migrants were prominent among First Fleet convicts (1788), and they arrived directly from Ireland from 1791 in large numbers.
This work is the story of a grand-daughter's search for herself in the life and works of the grandmother she never knew. It is an exploration of one woman's creative urge as it ebbed and flowed throughout her life as an Australian pioneer woman, bush mother, teacher, author and poet.
Heather Garnsey, Perry McIntyre & Angela Phippen -Irish Holdings of the Society of Australian Genealogists. Softcover published by Society of Australian Genealogists, Australia, 1996, 199 pages blank pages for notes, 284 grams.