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From: Penny Mercer <>
Subject: Re: Life in Cork, 1840-50
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 12:42:25 +1000
I'd be interested in this too. Especially Melbourne sources.
For what it's worth - I do know that Queen Victoria made her first visit
to Ireland and the 40th Regiment took part in the reception ceremonies.
I think my ancestor, Henry Johnson was leading the band. This was on 6th
October 1849. The 40th Regiment later came to Melbourne.
Nandina Morris wrote:
> My first posting - be gentle. I wonder if anyone can lead me to sources that describe life in Southern Ireland from 1840 to 1856 (year of departure). Father was studying at the time, have previously been a teacher. Mother looking after 8 children. Type of housing, health and welfare stuff, kids' games, schooling etc. Any source appreciates, especially those available in Oz. Thanks.