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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Australia: The First Families to Emigrate Came from Dorset

From The Bournemouth Echo - The 'pioneer family' who emigrated to Australia from Dorset in 1801

"THE first families to emigrate to Australia came from Dorset" - Patsy Trench.

"As Dorset gears itself for its annual Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival it is interesting to note that so many of the earliest free settlers to make their lives in the penal colony of New South Wales came from this same county" -

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