Monday, May 24, 2010

1798 Rebellion and the Act of Union

On this day in 1798 the famous Irish rebellion against British rule had begun, which ultimately failed and lead to the transportation of hundreds of Irish patriots to Australia.

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Image courtesy of National Library of Ireland.


  1. Thanks Jim. Your blog on Sydney is terrific - great photos of Darlinghurst goal and police station. Cheers, Cassie