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Australian History & Genealogy Expo – October

There is to be an “Australian history & genealogy Expo” at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens, on 7th & 8th October. The Committee has agreed that the Association should have a visible presence at this Expo,  and will have a display stand; however, we would appreciate some volunteers to share time in ‘staffing’ the stand (10am to 5pm Friday 7th; 9am to 4pm Saturday 8th). Please contact the Secretary, if you can help us, or for further details of speakers and other exhibitors. A keynote presenter is our good friend Professor Philip Payton. http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/AustralianExpo2016

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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