Undaunted: The Irish in Australia

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Undaunted is a collection of true stories about Irish men and women who traveled to Australia in search of a better life and battled the odds in a remote and harsh world. From 1788 when the first convict ships landed to the mid-20th century, these true stories about settlers, convicts, and their descendants highlight the best and worst of human behavior in the kinds of dilemma that faced newcomers. This book tells the story of the Irish contribution to this struggle.


John Wright is an author, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a feature writer for the Guardian, Ireland’s Own, In Dublin, the Sunday Independent, and Australian Heritage Magazine. He has won several awards for his writing, including the U.S. Silver Screen international prize, and was nominated for the Australian Writer’s Guild award