On a recent visit to our Migration Museum I was interested to note the
promotional material mid 1800's ... enticing people to come to our state.
"Free passage to a free colony where there are no convicts sent
and where every person who emmigrates is free"
"The province of South Australia is a delightfully fertile and salubrious country"
I'm quite sure when these immigrants first arrived they must have wondered
about the fertile and salubrious bit, but never-the-less
many went on to make a good living out of the land and
didn't regret the initial hardships.
These bronze scuptures form part of "The Immigrants"
a monument situated in Settlers Square
crafted by Italian sculpture
Aurelio Forte Laan
~ A British Family awaiting their departure to the promised land ~
I've never had good sea-legs in fact standing on a jetty will turn me green
therefore I have nothing but admiration for these early settlers who left their
extended families to journey for many months on high seas in search of a better life
for themselves and their children.