Transport

The Irish Repertory Theatre in association with 1407 Productions presents the World Premiere Production of Transport A New Musical book by Thomas Keneally music & lyrics by Larry Kirwan directed & designed by Tony Walton choreography by Barry McNabb music director John Bell February 7- April 6, 2014
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Irish-Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, age fifteen, c. 1870. (National Museum of Australia-Canberra)

Irish-Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, age fifteen, c. 1870. (National Museum of Australia-Canberra)

A History of  Australian Immigration in Videos

A History of Australian Immigration in Videos

Token, 1818 | Museum of London  "Convicts sentenced to transportation to Australia often gave their loved ones tokens as keepsakes. These are also known as 'leaden hearts'. Typically tokens were made by rubbing a coin and then engraving or stippling pictures and personal messages onto the smooth surface. The tradition of giving love tokens originated with sailors who left tokens for their sweethearts."

Token, 1818 | Museum of London "Convicts sentenced to transportation to Australia often gave their loved ones tokens as keepsakes. These are also known as 'leaden hearts'. Typically tokens were made by rubbing a coin and then engraving or stippling pictures and personal messages onto the smooth surface. The tradition of giving love tokens originated with sailors who left tokens for their sweethearts."

The Irish Catholic nun was accused of kidnapping a small child.    She was innocent of that charge and was convicted of Contempt of Court. Irish Nun 6 Months in Prison Ireland 1860: Death at Dublin Baby Farms

Margaret Aylward Saved Babies in Ireland

Irish convicts to Australia via the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland #genealogy    (Early photograph of Botany Bay (c.1869) PRONI Ref.  D24/12/D/1)

Irish convicts to Australia via the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland #genealogy (Early photograph of Botany Bay (c.1869) PRONI Ref. D24/12/D/1)

Women's Ankle Boots Silk and leather.Though often portrayed as unskilled and illiterate, convict women brought over 200 trades with them, and had literacy levels very similar to those of English and Irish immigrant women. Occupations included working as dairymaids, weavers, lace-makers, seamstresses, teachers and fishing-net makers. In the area of shoes alone, the trades included bootmaker, bootbinder, boot closer and boot corder.

Women's Ankle Boots Silk and leather.Though often portrayed as unskilled and illiterate, convict women brought over 200 trades with them, and had literacy levels very similar to those of English and Irish immigrant women. Occupations included working as dairymaids, weavers, lace-makers, seamstresses, teachers and fishing-net makers. In the area of shoes alone, the trades included bootmaker, bootbinder, boot closer and boot corder.

http://viking305.hubpages.com/hub/Richmond-Penitentiary-Irish-Prisons-Children-Women-Grangegorman-Prison-Prisoners-Ireland-Dublin    This is the whip used to punish women and children as part of their prison sentences.    Children as young as 7 years old received a month in prison and seven lashings a week for stealing food during the Irish Famine.  Read their stories here.    #IrishHistory #IrishPrisons   #childreninprisons  #corporalpunishment

An Irish Prison Grangegorman Penitentiary

Now generally forgotten, a prison break in 1876 at Fremantle, in Western Australia, organised by a group of exiled Irish Fenians

Now generally forgotten, a prison break in 1876 at Fremantle, in Western Australia, organised by a group of exiled Irish Fenians

A rare and revealing photograph of a former Irish convict transported to NSW, a prisoner again in her old age. Read her story...  http://gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/galleries/50-years-at-state-records-nsw/3-08/

A rare and revealing photograph of a former Irish convict transported to NSW, a prisoner again in her old age. Read her story... http://gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/galleries/50-years-at-state-records-nsw/3-08/

To Hell or Barbados: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland by Sean O'Callaghan, 2001  The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados

To Hell or Barbados: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland by Sean O'Callaghan, 2001 The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados

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