Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Wear to book corners and edges. Fading of front cover. Date due slip remnant on inside page. Marks on tail foredge. Binding of first few pages has been repaired.
2nd revised edition.
The Irish In Australia is a highly readable and controversial account of the extraordinary influence of a network of Irish graduates on law, learning and politics in nineteenth-century Australia.
The meticulously researched narrative weaves elegantly in and out of the established Australian colonial story, negotiating major events and characters, and arcane byways, with equal assurance. Jarlath Ronayne writes with an engaging irony and wit and offers a radically different perspective on the inexhaustibly interesting subject: the Irish in Australia - and on the Australian story generally. (back cover)