Finland

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The first Finn to arrive in Australia was a member of Joseph Banks scientific staff aboard The Endeavour. Many Finns of the Victorian goldfields were sailors who jumped ship and went to the goldfields in search of gold.[1]


Isaac Mattson[2]



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. Eureka - A Multicultural Event by Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni, http://www.ballaratheritage.com.au/articles/nationalities.html, accessed 27 March 2013.