Elizabeth Malcolm is Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne. Dianne Hall is an Associate Professor in the College of Arts & Education, Victoria University, Melbourne . She has a long-standing interest in researching Irish and Irish-Australian history has included publications on Irish settlement in the Australian colonies, gender, violence, race, religion and visual stereotypes of the Irish. I am also one of the editors of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, a joint-convenor of the Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar series and a member of the committee of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. (ISAANZ).