Martin O’Meara’s Port Augusta links

Click here for a link to a piece I provided to the Port Augusta newspaper The Transcontinental on Martin O’Meara VC’s Port Augusta links. Martin worked as a labourer on the construction of the railway line between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie in 1912-13 and some of the newspaper reporting of his time there provides quite an insight into the depth of his Roman Catholic faith, his belief in the Irish nationalist cause, and his identification as a member of the ‘working class’.