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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: July 29, 2017.
Webpage updated: July 29, 2017

        

THE BARBICAN

CORNISH EMIGRANTS' MEMORIAL

The Cornish Emigrants' Memorial is located in on the wall of the Fishermen's Shelter, to the south of the Admiral McBride Public House, on Plymouth's Barbican.

Its wording states:

FROM NEAR THIS SPOT
THOUSANDS OF CORNISH PEOPLE
SAIED FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
THEIR CONTRIBUTION
TO THE COLONY'S DEVELOPMENT
PARTICULARLY IN MINING AND FARMING
IS ACKNOWLEDGED WITH PRIDE
BY THE CORNISH ASSOCIATION
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

UNVEILED 5th SEPTEMBER 1986

The Memorial was unveiled by the president of the South Australian Cornish Association, Mr David Kitto, on the evening of Friday September 5th 1986.  In a time capsule behind the plaque was placed a list of the names of the people who had emigrated from Cornwall, through Plymouth, to form the colony in South Australia.  The ceremony was followed by Cornish dancing.