The Irish Colonial Australia; Race, Representation And Repression

Grant number: DP130101731 | Funding period: 2013 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This project analyses depictions of poor Irish Catholics as a threatening and uncivilised 'race' in the early years of Australian settlement and how they overcame this stigma to be seen as part of the founding British white 'race'. Outcomes will advance our understanding of how marginalised migrant groups become included in Australian society.