In this generously illustrated book, Robert Gribben tells
the story of his Cornish ancestors. Three brothers from
Mount Hawke, St Agnes, sailed to Port Phillip during the
1860s. Joseph, whose reputation as the family’s black sheep
is here challenged. He followed gold to Bendigo, Wood’s
Point, Hokitika (New Zealand), and Stawell; Paul became
a Mine manager in Bendigo, working first near Heathcote
at Caledonia Gully; and Edwin began in California
Gully. In 1876 they selected three contiguous blocks of
land at Tallygaroopna in the Goulburn Valley, north of
Shepparton, and became farmers. The family and their
forebears are traced back in Cornish history, including the
maternal lines of Goyne and Paull, and the lateral lines of
Richards, Tanner, Fulton, Semmens and Coldwell. Here
also is the full text, with explanatory notes, of Edwin’s
shipboard journal in 1869.

The Cornish Songline (Reprint)



    I acknowledge that I live and work on the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung
    Aboriginal people who are the traditional owners of this land and pay
    my respects to elders past, present and emerging.

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