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A different Earth : Cornish pioneer miners to Australia : the story of Jane Dunstan and her family: Cornwall to Burra and overland to gold
A different Earth : Cornish pioneer miners to Australia : the story of Jane Dunstan and her family: Cornwall to Burra and overland to gold
Beck, Max C. S.20152014
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On the threshold of starvation when the potato blight hits Cornwall, Jane Dunstan decides to rescue her family from desperate poverty and her husband, Richard, from the dreadful conditions in the mines. She successfully applies for a 'free passage' to migrate to South Australia with their seven children aged from one to twelve. After suffering appalling living conditions in the cramped steerage of the ship and the challenges of the sea during the three month journey, the family, on arrival in South Australia in 1849, travel 100 miles north of Adelaide by bullock wagon to the Burra copper mines. At Burra they live in the underground dugout in the banks of the Burra Creek and Richard, with his three boys, work in the mine. To Jane it's a dramatic time, with floods, a new baby born underground and tragedy.
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Imprint:
Bayswater, South Australia : Port Campbell Press, ©2015.©2014
Collation:
xvi, 377 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliography (pages 365-375).
ISBN:
9780994418203 (paperback)0994418205
Dewey class:
A823.4
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionBECKAvailable
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