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From Eidvsold Qld to Griffith University - the history of Norwegian migration to Australia

posted 2 Mar 2011, 15:01 by Shane West
Join Fredrik Larsen, Aftenposten journalist and historian, for a journey of Norwegian migration to Australia. Fredrik will take us through several waves of migration from the days of convicts to the most recent group of Norwegians to embark on the journey Down Under - university students. Along the way we will meet the Archer family who are not only responsible for building the polar ship 'Fram', but also for building up a part of Queensland, namely Eidsvold. Their legacy does not end there as they are also credited for founding the northern Qld town of Rockhampton.

Fredrik is writing his masters about the history of Norwegian migration to Australia and his enthusiasm for the topic is infectious. Please come and join us for an evening of tales and reflections on historical and contemporary links between two countries we hold close to our hearts!.

Presentation and discussion will be in English.

Time and date: 1900, Thursday June 23rd.
Venue: The Dubliner, back room. Map here.
Cost: members free, non-members 50 kr (payable on the night).
Food and beverages: Food and drinks available for purchase at the bar.

Please register through the link below before 1200 June 22nd.

Please note: this event will replace the 'Know Your Rights Evening' planned for June 22nd.