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Memorial to the Irish Famine.
On the 150th anniversary of the arrival of 191 girls on board the Lady Kennaway, a bluestone rock in Williamstown was dedicated to their memory, to serve as a stone both of mourning and of welcome.
The simple ceremony was opened by Victor Briggs of the Bunurong people, in an acknowledgement that Irish and Aboriginal people had a shared history of oppression, and in regret that Irish had also been party to the dispossession of indigenous Australians.
|Address:||Ferguson Street & The Strand, Burgoyne Reserve, Williamstown, 3016|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.858611|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
In memory of one million people who died in Ireland during the Great Hunger of 1845-52.
In praise of tens of thousands of dispossessed Irish who sailed to Hobson`s Bay to build a new life. In sorrow for the dispossession of the Bunurong and Woiworung people but in a spirit of reconciliation.
In solidarity with all those who suffer hunger today.