Volume 6

VOLUME SIX · 2006/7

Notes on Contributors

KIT FRYATT is a Lecturer in English Literature in the Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University. She has published poems, translations, reviews and articles on contemporary literature in a wide range of books and journals, including: India and Ireland: Colonies, Culture and Empire (Dublin, 2006); ‘After Thirty Falls’: New Essays on John Berryman (Amsterdam, 2007); Irish University ReviewThe European English MessengerPoetry Ireland ReviewREA: Religion, Education and the ArtsMetreSkald and Cyphers. She is currently completing a book-length study of allegory in twentieth-century Irish poetry for the Edwin Mellen Press.

PHILIP HARVEY is a Melbourne poet, and poetry editor of Eureka Street, an Australian Jesuit online publication. He has been a committee member and writer for Bloomsday in Melbourne Inc. He is the Librarian of the Melba Conservatorium of Music Library in Richmond and of the Carmelite Library in Middle Park, Melbourne.

MICHAEL KENNEDY is Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s series, ‘Documents on Irish Foreign Policy’, and co-editor of Volumes I to V. Previously, he lectured in Modern and Irish History at Queen’s University Belfast. He has a PhD from University College, Dublin, and is the author of Division and Consensus: the Politics of Cross-Border Relations in Ireland 1921-69 (Dublin, 2000), and Ireland and the League of Nations, 1919-46 (Dublin, 1996). He is co-author, with Eunan O’Halpin, of Ireland and the Council of Europe: From Isolation Towards Integration (Strasbourg, 2000); and joint editor, with Till Geiger, of Ireland, Europe and the Marshall Plan (Dublin, 2004); and, with J.M. Skelly, of Irish Foreign Policy 1919-66: From Independence to Internationalism (Dublin, 2000).

DAVID LEE is Director of the Historical Publications and Information Section in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra. He received a doctorate in 1991 from the Australian National University, where he was an Associate Lecturer in Political Science. He is the general editor of the ‘Documents on Australian Foreign Policy’ series. His most recent publications are with Don Kenyon: The Struggle for Trade Liberalisation in Agriculture: Australia and the Cairns Group in the Uruguay Round (Canberra, 2006); and Australia and the World in the Twentieth Century (Melbourne, 2005).

VAL NOONE is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne where, for several years, he taught Modern Irish History with the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies. He recently completed seven years as editor of Táin, the magazine of the Australian Irish Network. He is currently studying the Irish language and writing about the Irish in Victoria.

PAMELA O’NEILL is a Research Fellow in the School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne. She is series editor for the ‘Sydney Series in Celtic Studies’ and President of the Australian Early Medieval Association. Her most recent publications include: ‘A pillar curiously engraven; with some inscription upon it’: What is the Ruthwell Cross? (Oxford, 2005); as editor, Exile and Homecoming (Sydney, 2005); ‘Reading Cross-Marked Stones in Scottish Dalriada’, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, 2 (2006); ‘A Sense of Place: Monastic Scenes in Irish-Australian Funerary Monuments’, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand: History, Politics and Culture, eds Laurence M. Geary and Andrew McCarthy (Dublin, 2007).

DAVID PAGE is a former journalist and public servant, who was awarded a Public Service Fellowship in 1991, for a study tour of eight countries, and the Public Service Medal in 1999, for his role in developing post- arrival services for migrants and refugees. Now retired, he is pursuing his long-standing interest in history, as well as writing a book about how immigration continues to shape Australian society. He is married to Elizabeth, a distant relative of Edward Whitty.


Edward Whitty (1827-60): ‘The Stranger in the Gallery’
David Julian Page

Michael Davitt, Melbourne and the Labour Movement
Val Noone

Michael Davitt and John Davitt Jageurs (1895-1916)
Pamela O’Neill

The Credentials Controversy: Australia, Ireland and the Commonwealth, 1950-65
David Lee; Michael Kennedy

‘Mind Spewed’: Abjection in Austin Clarke’s ‘Mnemosyne Lay in Dust’
Kit Fryatt

The ‘Tossmania’: An Anthology of Irish Poetic Imaginings of Australia
Philip Harvey

Book Reviews

Margaret Glover and Alf Maclochlainn (eds), Letters of an Irish Patriot: William Paul Dowling in Tasmania. Bryan Coleborne

Trudy Mae Cowley, A Drift of ‘Derwent Ducks’: Lives of the 200 Female Irish Convicts Transported on the Australasia from Dublin to Hobart in 1849. Jennifer Harrison

Michelle Langfield and Peta Roberts, Welsh Patagonians: The Australian Connection. Eric Richards

Max Waugh, Forgotten Hero: Richard Bourke, Irish Governor of New South Wales, 1831-1837. John Hirst

Robert Lehane, Forever Carnival: A Story of Priests, Professors and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Sydney. Val Noone

M.R. MacGinley, A Dynamic of Hope: Institutes of Women Religious in Australia. Mary Ryllis Clark

Angela McCarthy, Irish Migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: ‘The Desired Haven’. Donald M Macraild

Brad Patterson (ed.), Ulster-New Zealand Migration and Cultural Transfers. Elizabeth Malcolm

Leslie A. Clarkson and E. Margaret Crawford (eds), Famine and Disease in Ireland. Elizabeth Malcolm

Elizabeth Malcolm, The Irish Policeman 1822-1922: A Life. Mark Finnane

Chris Arthur, Irish Haiku. Frances Devlin-Glass

Timothy Meagher, The Columbia Guide to Irish American History. David Goodman

Tom Dunne and Laurence M. Geary (eds), History and the Public Sphere: Essays in Honour of John A. Murphy. Philip Bull

Christina Hunt Mahoney et al (eds), The Future of Irish Studies: Report of the Irish Forum. Frances Devlin-Glass

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