Mingling of Swans

A Cork Fenian and Friends ’Visit’ Australia

John Sarsfield

Mingling of Swans

John Sarsfield

Distributed for University College Dublin Press

320 pages
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781906359003 Published September 2010 For sale in North America only
Casey was one of a group of Fenians arrested in 1865 in Cork and transported to Western Australia with other Fenians captured in the abortive 1867 Rising. "A Mingling of Swans" includes Casey’s unpublished account of his experiences as a convict on roadwork parties, as well as correspondence by Casey and other Fenians, and some articles by Casey on his impressions of Western Australia which were published in Dublin separatist newspapers. Casey portrays with humour and determination the harsh conditions endured by Fenian prisoners.
Contents
Introduction by Mary Casey, Mairead Maume and Patrick Maume Note on the Text A MINGLING OF SWANS - Part I - The Correspondence of John Sarsfield Casey, 1867-71 Part II - From the Irishman, 1870 - 1 Emigration to Australia, 1867 2 The Released Prisoners’ Visit to the Australian Colonies, 1869 Part III - Casey’s Australian Notebook, 1867-8 APPENDICES - A History of Western Australia B The Catholic Church in Western Australia C The Amnesty Movement D Biographical notes on key figures - 1 Fenians 2 Others.
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