“Michael, they’ve shot them”

This new documentary tells the powerful story of the impact of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising in Australia.

In the midst of World War One, the executions of the leaders of the 1916 Rising would influence the Irish Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Daniel Mannix, to take a public stance against the question of conscription facing the Australian people.

A bitter sectarian divide opened in Australian society, as an Irish-Australian Catholic force, which would shape the political and social trajectory of Australia, was forged.

Run Time: 46 mins

Trailer: Michael, they’ve shot them from Flight of the Cubs on Vimeo.


Header image: Rounding up the Rebels, Dublin after the six days’ insurrection by T W Murphy, 1916, State Library Victoria.