IRISH ORPHAN IMMIGRATION
THE EARL GREY SCHEME
As you will see upon reading this article from the
Maitland Mercury of 1848, not all were in favour.
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There have been numerous articles written about the Earl Grey Scheme.. this is but a small selection. Were any of your ancestors involved? If so, what happened to them after arriving in what was a strange and far off land?
For some further reading...
Earl Grey Scheme: Immigration Museum - Museum Victoria
IRISH ORPHAN IMMIGRATION - Lists - Trove
4,000 women from workhouses in Ireland became Australian pioneers ...
The Earl Grey scheme | trevo's Irish famine orphans
Women's Museum of Ireland | Articles | The Female Orphan Scheme to ...
The Kerry workhouse girls who became Australian pioneers