Category Archives: Migration

No Irish need apply

After recalling the old stories about 1950s London when boarding houses and shops had signs in their windows that No Irish Need Apply, I thought I might have a little trawl through the nineteenth century South Australian newspapers on Trove. To be perfectly … Continue reading

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Mystery metal man – could he be Charles Gavan Duffy?

A little while ago, I wrote about the small metal bust of an unknown man, found some years ago on Baker’s Flat. I had a theory it might be Gladstone. But now there’s another contender. One of the followers of this … Continue reading

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Keeping the traditions alive – St Brigid’s crosses

The month of February is associated with St Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints, and whose feast day is celebrated on 1 February. She was a contemporary of St Patrick, renowned for her holiness and goodness. One of the legends about … Continue reading

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Leaving for a different place

A significant part of my research at Baker’s Flat is about migration – where did these hundreds of Irish people come from, and how did they end up in a field in Kapunda? Why did they come in the first … Continue reading

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