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The first French in Australia were convicts or free settlers who fled France of the French Revolution of 1789. A significant number of French arrived as a result of the Victorian goldrushes. Antoine Fauchery's photography and book "Letters From a Miner in Australia" recorded interesting aspects of life on the goldfields.[1]

Corsica, and island in the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the 18 regions of France. It is located southeast of the French mainland and west of the Italian Peninsula, with the nearest land mass being the Italian island of Sardinia to the immediate south. A single chain of mountains makes up two-thirds of the island.[2]

... The insurgents, we learn, are all with very few exceptions, diggers, and we regret to hear it re ported, that very many of them are French, Americans, and Germans. Our informant tells us that great intimidation is used by those under arms towards the quiet, peaceful, and industrious diggers, no work being allowed, and any man seen going into his hole being threatened with the consequences. ...[3]

Thomas Decueur[4]

Antoine Fauchery[5]

Peter Priaulx

Francis Romeo, born Corsica to Italian parents[6]

Laurent Roustan

Charles Trompf

James Wells, born Calais

John the Frenchman


Also See

Country of Origin

Posters

External Links

http://prov.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/eureka-on-trial/perspectives

References

  1. Eureka - A Multicultural Event by Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni, http://www.ballaratheritage.com.au/articles/nationalities.html, accessed 27 March 2013.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corsica, accessed 04 September 2017.
  3. Cornwall Chronicle Launceston, 09 December 1854.
  4. Eureka - A Multicultural Event by Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni, http://www.ballaratheritage.com.au/articles/nationalities.html, accessed 27 March 2013.
  5. Eureka - A Multicultural Event by Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni, http://www.ballaratheritage.com.au/articles/nationalities.html, accessed 27 March 2013.
  6. Eureka - A Multicultural Event by Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni, http://www.ballaratheritage.com.au/articles/nationalities.html, accessed 27 March 2013.