Sunday, January 15, 2017

Passengers on Golden Age, 1854

Natal Mercury 12 July 1854

Note that these are not arrivals but departures for Melbourne,
Australia. After the influx of settlers to Natal under the Byrne and other schemes,
not all emigrants were satisfied with the new Colony and sought greener
pastures. Many of them were equally dissatisfied with Australia and
duly returned to Natal in due course. If you've lost an ancestor in SA it is worth
checking departures for Down Under!

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