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‘That Infant Colony’: Aspects of Ulster Emigration to Australia 1790-1860

by Familia Ulster Genealogical Review: No. 03, 1987


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By Trevor Parkhill

"A study of migration from Ulster to Australia has a genealogical value in that it helps to identify individuals who settled there, either willingly or unwillingly, in the formative years of its colonisation.

It also illustrates the variety of means which were used to assist removal from an intensively agricultural economy to one which, even though it was on a vastly different scale, was certainly an attraction for migrants with experience of both pastoral and arable farming.

Researchers in both Australia and Ireland have been well served by a number of recent publications which have drawn attention to, and suggested the research possibilities of, a range of sources of use to genealogical study."

This article looks at a variety of aspects of Ulster Emigration to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries.