Tag Archives: history

‘Cornish Life Beyond the Mines’ – A Call for Papers

Cornish Australian History Seminar – The Cornish Association of South Australia (CASA) Inc. (Est. 1890) Biennial Seminar held in association with the 2013 Kernewek Lowender at Wallaroo Town Hall, Wallaroo,…

Cornish Memories

– By Tom Bowden: This article was first published in the summer 2011 edition of This England Magazine and it is published again here for a wider readership. So I…

[Cornish Quest] Cornish book sets for schools

Cornish Quest has compiled a selection of authoritative reference books on Cornish history, language and culture to donate to each of the secondary schools in Cornwall. These books are the…

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…

Jubilee flotilla

London held a Jubilee party for Elizabeth, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, over the past 4 days, starting from 2nd June. A part of…

James Ruse: Part 1 – Cornish Convict

By Chris Dunkerley – Introduction: When the First Fleet landed at Sydney Cove in January 1788 having spent many months sailing from England, ingenuity was a cargo much needed –…

Back to Eaglehawk

The Cornish in Victoria, Australia, got together last month for 3 days of Cornish heritage, friendship and fun! [16, 17, 18th March 2012] As part of the 41st Eaglehawk Dahlia…

The South East Corner of Cornwall

– by Tom Bowden This article is about a journey from Cremyll Point in Plymouth Sound to Looe many years ago. I have drawn a rough map of the area…

The Hamoaze

– by Tom Bowden I was born in Torpoint on the River Tamar and across the river from Plymouth. My Sketch of the River Tamar shows that the part of…