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Curator's talk: 'The Irish Rising'

Hear the curator discuss highlights of our free 'Irish Rising' display in the Cowen Gallery.

bookings required

Proclamation of the Irish Republic (Dublin, 1917 facsimile of 1916 original)
Credit: State Library Victoria
30 July 2016, 3:00pm3:45pm
Location Various regional galleries (see locations and dates below)

Join curator Dr Anna Welch in viewing highlights of the free Irish Rising: 'A terrible beauty is born' display.

Works include a 1917 reprint of the proclamation of Irish independence; a first edition of WB Yeats’ influential poem ‘Easter 1916’; handcuffs worn by Edmond McGrath, an Irish independence activist imprisoned in England; and footage of the 1920 St Patrick’s Day parade in Melbourne where 100,000 Australians demonstrated their support for Irish independence.

Tours are 45 minutes long. Bookings are required.

The Library's Irish Rising display and programs are presented in partnership with University of Melbourne. 

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