Sunday Storytelling


Commotion in Cambridge Street

7 min read This week I examine the life of another Earl Grey Irish famine orphan girl who lived in Sydney in the mid-19th century. Anyone who has ever been...

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And they called him Smiler

9 minute read A few weeks ago, I wrote the sad story of the death of my Great Uncle Syd. (Blog: The dark heart of the harbour). He died in...

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Mayhem in the Haymarket

10 minute read In 2011, I began work on a project to identify all the Earl Grey Irish famine orphans who had been gaoled in Sydney post their arrival in...

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An ode to an author

(A tribute to my Uncle Phil. RIP 1942-2017) Once upon a time, There lived an uncle of mine, A true gentleman and humble to boot, A loving father no-one could...

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