A Little Bit of Irish : My Mother's People in Australia
William Skyvington explores the background of his maternal Irish ancestors. Their family names were Walker, Hickey, O'Keefe, Kennedy and Cranston. Among them, there was a convict and a bushranger, but most of the others were simple folk fleeing from poverty in the Old World. Rural pioneers, they were seeking greener pastures than those of their native Ireland. Their one-way journey to the Antipodes was a gigantic adventure, culminating in their helping to found a new nation.
- Hardback | 266 pages
- 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
- 28 Feb 2014
- Gamone Press
- Illustrations, color