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    Irish Famine Orphan Girls Commemoration

    During the Great Hunger in Ireland (1845-1852), over 4,000 girls were sent to Australia as servants and to help populate the colony. The Famine Rock at Williamstown commemorates their arrival and in memory of those who lost their lives during the Irish Famine. 

    In its 21st year, the event will include music and dancing, face painting, Traditional Irish food, sausage sizzle and stalls from 2.30pm and official proceedings from 3pm.All welcome!

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    When: 17th November 2:30pm
    Where: Standing Stone Famine Rock Burgoyne Reserve, The Strand, Cnr Stevedore Street, Williamstown.
    Enquires: Dr Val Noone 0437625223, Siobhan O'Neill 0418171527

    For additional reading, Siobhán O’Neill written a marvellous article on the story of Irish Famine Orphan Girlsshipped to Australia in the Irish Times - Read Here >

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