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Shackles, shekels and shrapnel: the exodus to the Southern seas - free replay of today's webinar by Michelle Patient now available for limited time


The recording of today's webinar, "Shackles, shekels and shrapnel: the exodus to the Southern seas" by Michelle Patient is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Changes in Britain post the 1776 War of Independence, along with Capt James Cook’s mapping of New Zealand (1769) and New South Wales (1770), led to convicts and marines being sent to Botany Bay in 1787. So began British migration to the Southern Seas. Factors driving various waves of migration (economic, political, family ties, adventure) will be discussed, along with the effects the British Diasporas had on the Aboriginal and Māori Communities and their environment. Tips on tracing those missing down-under branches of your tree will also be covered.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 12 minute recording of "Shackles, shekels and shrapnel: the exodus to the Southern seas" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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