Biography

The Complete History of Arthur and Rose

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The Martin, Jacka, Crougey and Coombe familes in Cornwall and South Australia

Using letters, newspaper reports and genealogical sources, this history explores four families with origins in Cornwall, in Stithians, Gwennap and Wendron parishes and the town of St Day. All made the voyage to South Australia between 1847 and 1849 as assisted emigrants. The focus is on three generations, emigrants, colonists and native South Australians, whose stories illustrate themes in South Australian history. While some remained in Adelaide, others dispersed to the Victorian goldfields, to the Yorke Peninsula mines and into the northern areas as agriculture expanded. These families contributed to the colony in mining and slate production, retail, education, blacksmithing and stove-making, brewing and hotel keeping and farming. Their stories are intertwined with those of Adelaide, Moonta, Auburn, Melrose, Willochra and Hammond.

  • Specs:
    170x240mm, 520 pages, Paperback
  • ISBN:
    9780646951805
  • Author:
    Tony & Wendy Edwards

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