Congratulations to our friend Paul Thomas, Mayor of the District Council of the Copper Cast, who was awarded an AM (Member in the General Division) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Australian History & Genealogy Expo – October

There was an “Australian history & genealogy Expo” at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens, on 7th & 8th October 2016. The Committee agreed that the Association should have a visible presence at this Expo,  and have a display stand. A keynote presenter was our good friend Professor Philip Payton.

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Man Engine


The UK’s largest ever mechanical puppet was commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cornish Mining World Heritage listing. The 10 metre high marionette was originally expected to be seen by about 7,000 people – but by the penultimate day of its tour of the World Heritage Site more than 100,000 people had turned out to witness the spectacle (about a fifth of the entire population of Cornwall). There are now plans being prepared for the Man Engine to travel to other parts of the world where the Cousin Jacks took their mining expertise, including to Australia.

The puppet was totally fabricated in Cornwall.

29 May 2016 – Cornish Retain Title

Cornwall captain Kyle Marriott lift the Bill Beaumont Cup at Twickenham

Cornwall captain Kyle Marriott lifts the Bill Beaumont Cup at Twickenham

The big news from this weekend was the win by the Cornwall in the final of the Rugby County Championship. The County Championship is an annual rugby union competition in England between teams representing English counties. Since 2007 the top tier of the Championship has been known as the Bill Beaumont Cup.

Cornwall deservedly retained the cup, adding a fifth county title to ‘the pool room’ with a 35-13 win against Cheshire at Twickenham, the home of English rugby.

Details at Trelawny’s Army