Hi From Australia

Looking for your Cornish roots, long lost friends/family or just other people with the same family name then try here.
Vicky
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Post by Vicky » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:18 pm

Hello

I'm a 6th generation aussie that started from a Cornish miner William Renfrey that arrived in Sth Australia in 1848 to work in the Copper mines here.

I'm curious about my heritage.

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Post by TheElvenLord » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:23 pm

What knowledge do you know already?
Do you belong to any of te Australian-Cornish organisations?
Theres a gorsedh out there isnt there?

Hi

TEL

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Post by Tal-e-bot » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:03 pm

Why not check out the United Celtic Brotherhood site in Australia. Its a new website and is under construction. http:// theunitedcelticbrotherhood.tripod.com/

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Post by Tal-e-bot » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:38 pm

I can send you an email of a contact if you like.

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Post by Vicky » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:55 pm

I don't have alot of knowledge about the Cornish and I'm keen to learn more.

I'd love the email contact, thanks for the link :)

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Post by Kevrenor » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:14 am


Vicky said:
Hello

I'm a 6th generation aussie that started from a Cornish miner William Renfrey that arrived in Sth Australia in 1848 to work in the Copper mines here.

I'm curious about my heritage.



Vicky,

Google
"cornish association australia"
and all the links will come up that you could possible contact for information here

Kevrenor (Chris)
Sydney, Australia


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Post by Tal-e-bot » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:30 am

sent a private email to you Vicky. (Look on the left hand side column of the page, once logged in).

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Post by TheElvenLord » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:58 pm

Hve you attempted to learn the language vicky?
Im sure there are plenty of people in Ostrali who speak it

TEL

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Post by Vicky » Thu May 29, 2008 5:34 pm

hey

I'm teaching myself Cornish, I found a couple of websites. My partner is Scottish ( born in there ). He is not real keen on the English either. We practice Cornish together, but I'm not very good....I'm sure its my Aussie accent, bet I sound ridiculous. I've been to Cornwall and if I ever go back I will be able to ask for a pint of beer in Cornish :lol: :lol:

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Post by Vicky » Thu May 29, 2008 5:36 pm

ps
Cornish is bloody hard to learn !

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Post by TheElvenLord » Thu May 29, 2008 6:03 pm

There is a few initial hurdles, but once you get over them, its as easy as anything! (IMHO)

TEL

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Post by Kéighlán » Thu May 29, 2008 10:57 pm

The biggest problem i have with Cornish is looking at the words and wondering how to actually say them, i have an idea on how to pronounce them, but im not entirely sure. Like with Dydh da, i thought it was ''died dah'' but it is actually ''dith dah''...i think.

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Post by TheElvenLord » Fri May 30, 2008 12:42 pm

Yes, although, the (old) KK spellign system (which is now SWF main) is really phonetic.

TEL

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Post by Vicky » Sat May 31, 2008 1:04 pm

I can't read it all and have no idea how to begin to say a word when I read them but getting a little better, except I have to play a word over and over again before I say it. Anyone know of some websites where you can hear the words and I would prefer a basic one at this stage.

I have found a couple but the more the better.

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