“From Lorrha to Lemnos” – Mary Durack Memorial Lecture

I was privileged to have the opportunity to deliver this year’s Mary Durack Memorial Lecture at Notre Dame University on Sunday 15 November, speaking on “From Lorrha to Lemnos – The Story of Martin O’Meara VC”. The lecture is held annually by the Australian Irish Heritage Association  and honours Western Australia’s pioneer Durack family.


I spoke on the life of Martin O’Meara VC, Australia’s only Irish-born VC recipient of the First World War, providing an overview of O’Meara’s life and death. Although time allowed me to only touch briefly on most aspect of Martin O’Meara, my biography of O’Meara will be published in the first half of 2016 and will be much more comprehensive.