From the Mournes to the Rockies: A short film about Catherine O’Hare Schubert

From the Mournes to the Rockies: A Fantastic Journey (26 mins) provides an insight into the life of Catherine O'Hare Schubert and her incredible overland journey to the goldfields of British Columbia whilst pregnant, with three children by her side. Catherine left Rathfriland at the age of 16 in 1851 to try her luck in the New World.

After living in the United States for a number of years, she joined her husband Augustus and a group of 150 men in the famous 1862 overland journey to the goldfields. The film celebrates her life and her tireless campaign for education for the young.

The film was made by members of the Rathfriland & District Regeneration Co and the Rathfriland Historical Society as part of a Women in the Archives community engagement programme led by PRONI and the Nerve Centre in 2019.

Throughout the programme, participants learnt how to work with archival images, write a documentary film script, record voice-over narrations, filming techniques and produced this 26-minute film.

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From the Mournes to the Rockies: A short film about Catherine O’Hare Schubert
From the Mournes to the Rockies: A short film about Catherine O’Hare Schubert
From the Mournes to the Rockies: A short film about Catherine O’Hare Schubert
From the Mournes to the Rockies: A short film about Catherine O’Hare Schubert
From the Mournes to the Rockies: A short film about Catherine O’Hare Schubert

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