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★ Curated research on the influence of Cornish emigration to Australia and Australian connections with Cornwall | Kernow ★ ✫ღ⊰n
'AUSTRALIA'S LITTLE CORNWALL' | Moonta, South Australia     ✫ღ⊰n

Cornwall, England, Great Britain, Cornish Cousin Jacks emigration to Yorke Peninsula Australia copper mines.Cornish tourist information.

'PARSON' WILLIAM TOM | Byng, NSW, Australia: 'A Cornish lay preacher responsible for the first payable gold discovery in Australia. In April 1851 Tom spotted a 14gm nugget near the intersection of Summer Hill Creek and Lewis Ponds Creek. He, his brother James, and John Lister turned up 113gms over three days, including a 55gm nugget. They informed Edward Hargraves who took credit for the find which initiated the first Australian goldrush at Ophir. Such is the unfairness of history.'     ✫ღ⊰n

'PARSON' WILLIAM TOM | Byng, NSW, Australia: 'A Cornish lay preacher responsible for the first payable gold discovery in Australia. In April 1851 Tom spotted a 14gm nugget near the intersection of Summer Hill Creek and Lewis Ponds Creek. He, his brother James, and John Lister turned up 113gms over three days, including a 55gm nugget. They informed Edward Hargraves who took credit for the find which initiated the first Australian goldrush at Ophir. Such is the unfairness of history.' ✫ღ⊰n

TWIN TOWNS (2015) | Helston, Cornwall: 'Officials in Helston only realised it was twinned with Port Augusta in South Australia when two residents travelled 10,000 miles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “union”. It apparently started when Lin Riches, ex-mayor of Port Augusta, visited the Cornish resort in 1964 to see its famous Flora dance. A year later Helston councillor Arthur Evely Lee and his wife went to Australia as guests of Mr Riches to see the city’s poinsettia festival.'…

Strewth! Australians come to celebrate 50-year 'union' with baffled UK town

A BRITISH town only realised it was twinned with a South Australian city when two residents travelled miles to celebrate the anniversary of the “union”.

WESLEYAN CHURCH | Byng, NSW, Australia: 'The church replaced a small rubble building which was constructed in 1842 at Bethel Rock and used by the local Cornish residents. Many of the stones from the original church were used in the construction of the 1873 church which, when it was completed, had a congregation of around 30 people. It was restored as part of a Bicentennial grant in 1988.'     ✫ღ⊰n

WESLEYAN CHURCH | Byng, NSW, Australia: 'The church replaced a small rubble building which was constructed in 1842 at Bethel Rock and used by the local Cornish residents. Many of the stones from the original church were used in the construction of the 1873 church which, when it was completed, had a congregation of around 30 people. It was restored as part of a Bicentennial grant in 1988.' ✫ღ⊰n

PHILIP GIDLEY KING | Third Governor of NSW (28 September 1800 - August 1806): Born  Launceston, Cornwall on 23 April 1758. Joined the Royal Navy at the age of 12 as captain's servant, and commissioned as a lieutenant in 1778. King served under Arthur Phillip who chose him as second lieutenant on HMS Sirius for the expedition to establish a convict settlement in New South Wales. Replaced as Governor by William Bligh in 1806, he returned to England where he died on 3 September 1808.'     ✫ღ⊰n

Lieut-Gov Philip Gidley King arrived in Australia with his wife Anna and daughter on the convict ship Speedy in 1800

CORNISH MINERS (1860s) | South Australia: At the time, recent immigrants from Cornwall     ✫ღ⊰n

The greatest era of mining in Cornwall was the early century, when Cornwall became the world’s leading supplier of copper.

CORNISH AUSTRALIAN WORDS | 'At least 23 Cornish words have made their way into Australian English, including the mining terms "fossick" and "nugget".'     ✫ღ⊰n

CORNISH AUSTRALIAN WORDS: 'At least 23 Cornish words have made their way into Australian English, these include the mining terms "fossick" and "nugget".

FLATS AND SHARPS (20 April 2017) | Sydney, Australia: Live in the studio RN Breakfast ABC Radio National. 'The five-piece bluegrass band from started out busking on the streets of Penzance in Cornwall as teenagers, and have come a long way in the five years since then. These days they're taking their unique, high energy, bluegrass sound—and their Cornish humour—to stages around the world. The Flats and Sharps are Mikey Ponsford, Kirk Bowman, Danny Hart, Josh Warner and Liam Fitzharris.'…

The 'Flats and Sharps' are a five-piece bluegrass band from Cornwall, England.

'A COLLECTION OF CORNISH CAROLS' (c.1930s) | J.L. Davey: From Moonta, South Australia. 19 pages, includes a foreword by Davey and 17 carols with lyrics and sheet music.     ✫ღ⊰n

Collection of Cornish Christmas Carols - J.L. Davey Moonta - Cawthornes Adelaide

A Collection of Cornish Carols. 19 pages, includes a foreword by Davey and 17 carols with lyrics and sheet music. Davey (Late of Moonta, South Australia). Including the Most Popular Carols.

'CREATION OF THE CARN' | Delia Webb: Acrylic and emulsion on canvas (part of a two-piece artwork)     ✫ღ⊰n

Original Aboriginal artwork by Delia Webb of Pendeen Cornwall.

'ABORIGINAL CHOUGH' | Delia Webb: Acrylic on board (part of a larger artwork)     ✫ღ⊰n

Funny Faces provides professional Aboriginal Art workshops across Cornwall and the South West.

'HMS ENDEAVOUR OFF THE COAST OF NEW HOLLAND' (c.1794) | Samuel Atkins: 'Captain Cook's second-in-command was Cornishman Lieutenant Zachary Hicks. After charting New Zealand, Cook headed west in search of New Holland. At first light on 19 April 1770, Hicks spotted land ahead - the most south-eastern tip of Australia is called Point Hicks. Cook hugged the coast until they arrived at Botany Bay. Rowing ashore in two boats, Hicks was the first to set foot on Australian soil.'     ✫ღ⊰n

'HMS ENDEAVOUR OFF THE COAST OF NEW HOLLAND' (c.1794) | Samuel Atkins: 'Captain Cook's second-in-command was Cornishman Lieutenant Zachary Hicks. After charting New Zealand, Cook headed west in search of New Holland. At first light on 19 April 1770, Hicks spotted land ahead - the most south-eastern tip of Australia is called Point Hicks. Cook hugged the coast until they arrived at Botany Bay. Rowing ashore in two boats, Hicks was the first to set foot on Australian soil.' ✫ღ⊰n

CORNWALL AND DEVON VS AUSTRALIA (1967) | Camborne, Cornwall: Program for the rugby match. Australia won 11-6.     ✫ღ⊰n

Match programmes for historic matches played in Cornwall, or involving Cornish teams or players, from 1947 onwards.

ASSISTED MIGRATION (1846-51) | Graph of assisted migration from Cornwall to Australia     ✫ღ⊰n

Emigration from Cornwall to South Australia before 1851

'AUSTRALIA - CORNWALL FOREVER RUNS THROUGH MY VEINS' | Hooded sweatshirt     ✫ღ⊰n

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BOB HAWKE | 'Robert James Lee Hawke, byname Bob Hawke (born 9 December 1929, Bordertown, S. Aus., Australia), Australian labour leader and Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991. 23rd Prime Minister of Australia and longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister.' 'Both of his parents were of Cornish ancestry. Hawke's leadership has been credited with re-invigorating academic interest in the Cornish in Australia.'     ✫ღ⊰n

, Australia Australian labour leader and prime minister of Australia from 1983 to