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Belfast Girls

Published 17th July, 2019 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

    251 Crawford Street
    Queanbeyan NSW 2620

  • Date

    24th August 2019 to 31st August 2019

  • Time

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Belfast Girls presented by Echo Theatre

These women are seeking a new life and a better future, but can they escape their past?

Set on a ship, bound for Australia, Belfast Girls tells the story of five of Earl Grey’s Irish ‘orphans’. In the 1850s thousands of Irish girls were given the chance to travel to Australia to escape the famine, and to find a better life under Lord Earl Grey’s ‘orphan scheme’.

They were being sent to Australia as cheap labour, as indentured servants. These hopeful women arrived in Australia, looking for a chance to start fresh, only to be labelled whores and thieves. These extraordinary women are part of their history, helping to shape the Australia you know today.

Event Location

The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
251 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Events on this site are provided by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse. Event information is believed accurate but is subject to change by the event organiser.

Published 17th July, 2019 in Concert or Performance
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