Monday, 14 December 2009

Germaine Greer

The Australian-born writer Germaine Greer has written and spoken about her ancestry on a number of occasions. Writing in the Guardian on 19 June 2004 she said, ‘My father was born in Tasmania in 1904’ and she added that ‘his paternal grandparents were from Ulster.’ 

In a recent interview with William Crawley on Radio Ulster she was more specific and said that she had Ulster-Scots ancestry. She said that her father’s name was Hamilton and ‘it doesn’t come more Ulster-Scots than that.’

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