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    Rufus Rigney, Aborigine soldier in WW1

    Rufus Rigney, Aborigine soldier in WW1

    Rufus Rigney, Aborigine soldier in WW1 by Mary Russell On a lovely warm April day, two weeks ago, I took a train from Brussels to the small Flanders town of Harelbeke. I had a map to tell me where to go – not a map that showed streets or railway stations but one that marked the row upon row of white grave stones in the small grassy cemetery where a solitary bee buzzed among the aubretia. Plot eleven, the map said, Row D, Grave number 7. And yes, there it was – a stone like all the others and marked ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0427/610245-the-history-show-sunday-27-april-2014/?clipid=1539974
    18th Century Trade in Irish Butter

    18th Century Trade in Irish Butter

    Irish dairy exports exceeded €3 billion for the first time last year. An all-time record for sure. But long before the days of annual surveys like these, Irish butter was sought after in places most people hadn’t even heard of – as Mary Russell told us. Trade in butter out of Cork in 18th century  by Mary Russell It’s a long stride from Cork to the Caribbean but in the days when Cork was Ireland’s leading maritime port there were sailing ships regularly crossing the Atlantic with creamy delicious butter as one of their main cargos. I came across all this ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0309/507971-the-history-show-sunday-9-march-2014/?clipid=1431133

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