Celebrating Freedom of Speech: Fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 papal ban on birth control

Book launch Authors: Val Noone, Robert Crotty, Des Cahill, Joe Broderick, Michael Costigan and voices from an Open Forum MC: Catherine Noone. Welcome: Brian Shanahan, Celtic Club president Speakers: Mary Sheehan, professional historian; Eric Hodgens, retired priest 2.30 pm Sunday 6 October 2019 Celtic Club at The Metropolitan, 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne Twelve months... Continue Reading →

Centenary commemoration of Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s first speech against conscription

Val Noone and Mary Doyle invite you to a centenary commemoration of Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s first speech against conscription: Dr Mannix: “Clifton Hill, where I committed my original sin” 6.00 for 6.30 pm Friday 16 September 2016 Aikenhead Hall, St John’s Parish Corner Queens Parade and Wellington Street, Clifton Hill On a wet and stormy night, 16... Continue Reading →

In Davitt’s footsteps along the Murray

At Newman College on 16 October 2012, Val Noone gave the following talk on his field trip in July this year to the sites of the Murray Valley labour cooperatives which Irish revolutionary Michael Davitt visited in 1895. For the third time in a decade I have learned much about the 1890s in Australian history,... Continue Reading →

Seconding the toast to Ruth Frow By Val Noone

Peter Love’s entirely apt tribute to Ruth Frow (1922-2008) in the February issue (No. 257) of Recorder drew attention to the extraordinary Working Class Movement Library that she and her late husband Eddie established in Salford near Manchester, UK. Ten years ago, Recorder also published a good short tribute to Eddie in the February 1998 issue, announcing his... Continue Reading →

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