Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history.
In particular, the execution of the leaders of the insurrection had a profound effect on Archbishop Daniel Mannix, the man who led Australia’s Catholic community.
Independent documentary maker Eoin Hahessy captures the mood of the time in this new film, 'Michael, they have shot them': the Irish Rising that shaped an Australian nation, commemorating the centenary of these powerful events.
This event is part of the official global program and has been kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Australia.
Please join us at 2pm, before the film screening, for Six days that shook an empire: the centenary of the Irish Rising, a panel discussion about the political and social ramifications of the Easter Rising in Victoria. The panel brings together both local and international speakers and is chaired by Maxine McKew. Book online for the panel.
The Library's Irish Rising: 'A terrible beauty is born' display and associated programs are presented in partnership with University of Melbourne. The University will host an international academic conference on 7–8 April to explore the impact of the Easter Rising.