The Irish Echo newspaper has revealed the Top 100 Irish Australians of all time.
Drawn from all periods of Australian history since the arrival of the First Fleet, the list showcases the contribution Irish migrants and their descendants have made to this country.
The Top 100 includes 50 entries from New South Wales, 26 from Victoria, ten from Queensland, nine from Western Australia, three from South Australia and two from Tasmania.
The list includes Prime Ministers, Governors General, State Premiers and Archbishops as well as the odd bushranger. Inspirational Irish Australian characters from the worlds of music, film, exploration, business, the law, sport, philanthropy and medicine are also profiled.
The printed edition – which includes full details on all of the entries as well as our top 10 Irish Australian moments of the last 20 years – goes on sale today (Wednesday) from newsagents. To subscribe, call (02) 9555 9199.
Here’s the full list, in alphabetical order:
Mary Kate Barlow
John Joseph Cahill
Charles Gavan Duffy
John F Hogan
John Hubert Plunkett
John / James Toohey
William Charles Wentworth