Home :: Just Tassie Books :: Farewell My Children - Irish Assisted Emigration to Australia 1848 - 1870

Farewell My Children - Irish Assisted Emigration to Australia 1848 - 1870

Farewell My Children - Irish Assisted Emigration to Australia 1848 - 1870
During the 19th century Ireland became a land of emigrants, many of them leaving for Britain’s Australian colonies. Farewell my Children tells the story of these emigrants as they left their Irish homes between 1848 and 1870 to sail to Sydney, a journey mirrored by those who left for Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart or Moreton Bay (Brisbane).

To reach that distant ‘new world’ most took advantage of a government assisted passage which by the standards of the time was a well organised journey in ships supervised by Surgeon-Superintendents, Matrons, Sub-Matrons, Schoolmasters and Water Closet Constables.

Who were these emigrants, what propelled them out of Ireland and what were their first experiences of Australia as they battled for employment?

Published: 2011
Format: softcover
Pages: 258
Indexed
SKU SKU18555
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
Weight 0.75 kg
Author Richard E Reid
ISBN 9780980335477
 
Our price: AUD 34.95
including GST
Quantity (1 available)
Dividing Doomed Battalion - the Australian 2/40 battalion 1940-45 Celebrated Chairs
AUD 19.99
AUD 59.95
AUD 99.95
 
More Historical Stories of Tasmania's West Coast Tally-Ho! Ride to the Hounds The Ambitions of Jane Franklin - Victorian Lady Adventurer
AUD 39.95
AUD 34.95
AUD 22.99
 
Stripes in the Forest - a thylacine story A Short History of Richard Kline In the South - Tales of sail and yearning
AUD 24.99
AUD 29.99
AUD 29.95