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Literature Day 'Writings of the Fenians' (Bookings Essential - limited plac...

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The Fanny Samson Cottage Museum

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Fremantle, WA 6160

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‘Oh Generation of Freedom,
remember us,
The generation of the Vision.’

Liam Mac Uistin, Wall of Remembrance, Dublin

What’s writing got to do with it? Well everything actually... it's how we know what happened on the Hougoumont voyage, it's how we know about the daring escapes and it’s the letters and newspapers of the time that tell us what Fremantle thought about these Irish arrivals.

Poetry played a big part in the Fenian writings, and we’re honoured to have Ireland’s esteemed poet, Tony Curtis with us for the festival. Tony will reflect on the gift of Poetry and how it contributes to resilience – a message as important today as it was 150 years ago.

You’ll hear stories from Fremantle’s oldest families; stories from the Hougoumont; stories from John Boyle O’Reilly about his observations of Noongah culture and stories from the Fenians’ diaries that tell us of love and loss and the desire for freedom.

Cost: Free (Donations welcome)

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