Barracks' Girls and Famine Immigrants Symposium

Learn about Australia’s connection with the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1850) with Sydney Living Museums’ head of collections & access, Megan Martin, curator Dr Fiona Starr and historians Dr Perry McIntyre and Dr Richard Reid.

The symposium will start at 1pm however Drs Richard Reid and Perry McIntyre are available to meet participants at the Great Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks from 12pm to give them an introduction to the monument.

Ticket price also includes a visit to The Female Immigration Depot 1848-1886  exhibition at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. 

See also Great Irish Famine Annual Commemoration 2015


Presented by The Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee with the support of the Irish Ambassador, the Irish Consulate, in association with Sydney Living Museums



General $35

Concession $30

Sydney Living Museum Members $30

when & where

Saturday 29 August 2015

12pm: Introduction to the Great Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks

1pm - 5pm: Symposium at The Mint

The Mint

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
+612 8239 2288