The Irish in Australian Fiction

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Irish characters are not new in Australian writing, especially those set in colonial times when around a quarter of convicts were Irish. They can provide comic relief, local colour, or a contrast. What is interesting, though, is how today’s Australian writer uses language in exploiting the potential in an Irish character.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019


  • Australian fiction
  • Irish characters in Australian fiction


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