Farewell to Kent: Assisted Emigration from Kent in the Nineteenth Century
Thousands of Australians are descended from bounty emigrants who came to Australia in the 1830s and 1840s. Many faced starvation in poverty in England and Australia offered them a chance of better lives in a new land. Helen Allinson traces the thousands of families who risked the long voyage to Australia, Canada New Zealand and America.
She looks at the reasons they left their homeland and describes the long journeys they made to triumph over adversity. She identifies many of the families whose descendants were the pioneers of towns all over Australia.
Author: Helen Allinson
Publisher: Synjon Books UK
ISBN 978 0 904373 13 4