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  • Title
    Sidney Harold Sheedy research papers, ca. 1960-1967
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8400
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1960-1967
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    0.32 metres of textual material (2 boxes)

    The Society of United Irishman was founded in Ireland in 1791. They were formed as a counter to the Loyal Lodges. The Society was completely non-sectarian and was concerned with political reform. After the transportation of many of its supporters to Australia the Society was established in the New South Wales in 1806.

    James Sheedy, an Irishman closely associated with the Society of United Irishmen, was named a political offender, and in 1805 was transported to Australia as a convict on board the Tillacherry. Further Sheedy brothers arrived as convicts: Timothy, on the Providence 1, in 1811; Patrick, on the Marquis of Wellington, in 1815; Michael, on the Earl St. Vincent (1), in 1818, and George, on the Southworth (1) in 1822. Further family and associates of the Sheedy family, and those close with the United Irishmen were transported to Australia from Ireland.

    Compiled from the collection
  • Scope and Content
    Boxes 1-2
    Notebooks, exercise books, and typescript notes containing research and drafts for a history of the Sheedy (formerly Sheehy) family; a history of the Society of United Irishmen (in Ireland and New South Wales); a brief history of the Society for Democratic Government; and rough notes covering other aspects of 19th century New South Wales; also includes some maps and newspaper clippings, ca. 1960-1967

    Some of the exercise books used appear to have originally been the school exercise books of Sheedy's children.
  • Source
    Presented by James Sheedy, January 1993
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed:
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2011-2012
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