Colonial Duchesses Migration of Irish Women To NSW Before The Great Famine
In just two years, 750 young Irish women sailed from Cork to Sydney on the Duchess of Northumberland in 1834 and in 1836 and on the James Pattison in 1835. For the women who took the courageous decision to emigrate, the pain of leaving Ireland was mixed with the excitement of forging a new life in the colony of New South Wales.
This book examines the backgrounds and lives of these young women whose experiences are representative of countless single women who migrated to Australia during the nineteenth century. This book adds to the scholarship of Irish-Australian inter-relationships.
Published April 2014
175mm x 250mm