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    • Humping a Grouse Cobber 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2005-10)
      When I arrived in Adelaide in the 1970s, they were called 'cobbers'. Those small, chocolate covered squares of hard caramel now go by the name 'mates'. The word 'mate' has nudged ahead of 'cobber' in popularity, probably ...
    • The Irish in South Australia: names and naming. [abstract]. 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2006)
      In celebrating its centennial in an Irish way, despite having little Irish background, The Dublin Progress Association chose to exploit what Pierre Bourdieu would call the ‘economic’, ‘cultural’ and ‘social capital’ ...
    • Ned's Irish accent 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2004-09)
      In 1879 the illiterate Ned Kelly dictated a letter to his friend, Joe Byrne before the gang held up a bank in the town of Jerilderie. Kelly expected the letter to be published and it was dictated to Byrne so that the ...
    • The Pioneering Shiralee 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (2004-10)
      In his introduction to the 2002 reprint of D’Arcy Niland’s book, "The Shiralee" (originally published in 1955), Les Murray comments that when the book was first issued the word shiralee had little currency in Australia and ...
    • Place names: a tool for finding the Irish in South Australia 

      Lonergan, Dymphna (Historical Society of South Australia Inc., 2009)
      Little of the Irish South Australian story has been available in the public domain. Even in historical circles, research into Irish South Australia has been sparse, and mostly concentrated on post-Famine times: especially ...