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Irish Settlement in New South Wales

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    Mary Ann King, Free Settler "Sophia" 1832 (1777 - 1859)
    Mary Ann WadeBounty immigrant on 'Sophia' via Cape of Good Hope dep 22 May 1832 & 12 Feb 1832 from Liverpool, England, arriving July 16 1832 in Sydney Cove, with husband Moses King, 3 sons & daughter. ...
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    Moses Alexander King, Free Settler "Sophia" 1832 (1758 - 1844)
    Moses King* Marriage: Marriage to: Mary Wade (Wedd) 1799 Ardress, Armagh, IRL* Emigration: on 'Sophia' via Cape of Good Hope dep 22 May 1832 & 12 Feb 1832 from Liverpool, Eng, UK* Immigration: on 'Soph...
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    William King, {Australian Immigrant} (1800 - 1875)
    William King was the son of Moses King and Mary Ann Wade, he lived in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jun 15 2017, 23:27:06 UTC
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    Mary King (1808 - 1882)
    Mary Reilly was born in Killyman, Tyrone/Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Given her date of marriage, her more likely birthdate was 12/7/1803.* Emigration: Arrived in Sydney on the Herald in 1...
  • Sir Redmond Barry, KCMG, QC (1813 - 1880)
    Barry never married, but had four children to Louisa Barrow, all of whom he acknowledged and supported.[1] Wikipedia contributors. " Redmond Barry ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Peter Ryan,...

Irish Australians (Irish: Gael-Astrálaigh) are an ethnic group of Australian citizens of Irish descent, which include immigrants from and descendants whose ancestry originates from the island of Ireland. Irish Australians have played a considerable part in the history of Australia. They came to Australia from the late eighteenth century on as convicts or settlers, and contributed to Australia's development in many different areas. In the late 19th century about a third of the population in Australia was Irish.

Other than convicts, most of the laborers who voluntarily emigrated to Australia in the 19th century were drawn from the poorest sector of British and Irish society. After 1831, the Australian colonies employed a system of government assistance in which all or most immigration costs were paid for chosen immigrants, and the colonial authorities used these schemes to exercise some control over immigration. While these assisted schemes were biased against the poorest elements of society, the very poor could overcome these hurdles in several ways, such as relying on local assistance or help from relatives.

Most Irish emigrants to Australia were free settlers. The 1891 census of Australia counted 228,000 Irish-born. At the time the Irish made up about 27 percent of the immigrants from the British Isles. The number of "Ireland born" in Australia peaked in 1891. A decade later the number of Ireland-born had dropped to 184,035.

Over four thousand young female orphans from Irish workhouses were shipped to the Australian colonies at the time of the Great Famine (Ireland) (1848–50) to meet a demand for domestic servants.

Many Irish settlers in New South Wales were convict.

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