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Scenic Saturday – Irish Famine Memorial, Sydney

The Australian Memorial to the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852) is located at the Hyde Park Barracks on Macquarie Street Sydney. It commemorates the arrival in Australia of over 4,000 single young women, most of whom were teenagers. (1) The girls arrived under Earl Grey’s Famine Orphan Scheme (1848-1850), a scheme designed to resettle destitute girls… Continue reading Scenic Saturday – Irish Famine Memorial, Sydney