Tag Archives: heritage

The Cornish in Australia’s most Cornish city – Bendigo

The Cornish were (another) significant ethnic group in Greater Bendigo. They brought with them expert mining knowledge and practices and a deep commitment to Methodism. Cornish migration in the nineteenth century…

Cornish Remembrance Day – Penryn Fair – Saturday 24 August 2013

On Saturday 24th August, two weeks before the Cornish Gorsedh is to be held in the ancient town of Penryn, is the annual Open Air Service of Commemoration in that same town.  This…

[Trest Sen Peran] A step closer to uncovering iconic Cornish site

Trust moves a step closer to uncovering iconic Cornish site Long-awaited work to uncover St Piran’s Oratory from the sand dunes at Perranporth will hopefully start this Autumn.  The Oratory…

[Celtic League] St Piran’s Oratory due to be uncovered

Cornwall Council’s Environmental Services (HES) unit has been contracted by the St Piran’s Trust to begin the process of uncovering St Piran’s Oratory in Penhale Sands, near Perranporth. The contract…

17th North American Gathering of the Cornish Cousins

“Mousehole Meets Milwaukee: A Cornish Gathering on the Waters” 13-17 August, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA When the great traditions of Cornwall which is surrounded by the waters of the Channel…

Pirantide even bigger in 2013

The annual Pirantide celebrations kick off this weekend with the first of a series of events across the Duchy of Cornwall and around the world, marking the birthday of Cornwall’s…

Borlase’s & Scawen’s Legacy Preserved

Borlase & Scawen’s Legacy Preserved Two manuscripts written in Cornish, dating back as far as 1688, will undergo “much needed” conservation work this spring. A grant from the The National…

Visit the Duchy

Cornwall’s ‘tourism board’ will now be advertising Cornwall all over the world as a Duchy, Celtic region and emphasising Cornwall’s unique culture and heritage. This follows ongoing criticism from Cornish…

A Sierra Sojourn

Once known as “Big Meadows” for it’s fertile and open grazing land, the Bridgeport Valley was long the domain of Paiute Indians, peaceful hunter-gatherers who lived mainly near the valley’s…

James Ruse: Part 2 – Extraordinary Times

By Chris Dunkerley – In Part 1 we read of Cornish born man James Ruse convicted of theft, transported on the First Fleet landing at Sydney Cove in January. A…