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The Mary Durack Memorial Lecturers

1995 Dr Davis McCaughey AC From Parnell to Paisley – The Peace Process in Northern Ireland
1996 Ambassador Richard O’Brien Ireland in the Coming Times
1997 Professor Oliver MacDonagh O’Connell and Parnell: A Comparison
1998 Clare Dunne OAM Mother Ireland Mother Earth
1999 Colm & Damien O’Doherty Countess Constance Markievcz, The Rebel Countess
2000 Siobhan McHugh Creating the Irish Empire: Television and Historical Compromises
2001 Tony Evans The Engineer and the Poet: WA’s Irish Legacy, comparing the lives and work of CY O’Connor  and John Boyle O’Reilly
2002 Professor Jarlath Ronayne Rogues and Reformers – The Irish in Colonial Australia
2003 Carol Kiernan Ireland’s Ballad Queen: Delia Murphy, her Life and Music, a Woman for the Times
2004 Ambassador Declan Kelly Ireland in the Third Millennium: A Country Transformed
2006 Billy Cantwell Irish Australia: The State of the Union
2007 Peter Sharkey The Irish in Australia: A Descendant’s Perspective
2008 Perpetua Durack Clancy A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman – a partial view of Elizabeth Durack
2009 Professor Bob Reece The Irishness of Daisy Bates
2010 Dr Richard Reid Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia
2011 Dr George O’Neil, Pioneering Medicine in the 21st Century
2012 Emeritus Professor Dennis Haskell Ireland, my Ireland
2013 Charles Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith A Personal Story
2014 Ray Omodei ‘Influences of the Irish dimension on a Distinguished Man of Theatre’
2015 Ian Loftus ‘From Lorrha to Lemnos – A Brief Account of the Life of Martin O’Meara VC’
2018 Peter Canole Charles Fitzgerald in colonial Western Australia’
2019 Amanda Curtin Kathleen O’Connor of Paris
2021 The Honourable Alannah MacTiernan, MLC Durack involvement in history of horticulture in the North