Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am looking for people to endorse the campaign.

I am trying to get former Prime Minister Bob Hawke to support the campaign, though his biography tells us he rebelled against his Cornish upbringing. I have also been contacting various other people with Cornish ancestry.

There are many other great Cornish Australians in history such as:

Sir Robert Menzies - Australia's longest serving Prime Minister who stated that he was half Cornish.

Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey - Australia's only ever Field Marshall who commanded Australian and Allied forces during the Second World War and oversaw the surrender of the Japanese.

Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams - Known as the Father of the RAAF.

Sir John Quick - One of the Fathers of the Australian Federation. He proposed a formal national convention with delegates from the six Australian colonies, he then drafted a bill which formed the basis of the deliberations.

Sir Garfield Barwick - longest serving Chief Justice of Australia, Attorney-General of Australia, Minister for External Affairs, and a judge of the International Court of Justice.

John Gale - founder of the Queanbeyan Age newspaper, known as the Father of Canberra.

John Pascoe Fawkner - Founder of Melbourne.

Mary Bryant - the famous female convict and escapee, transported on the First fleet. With her husband and children she became one of the first to successfully escape the colony, though her family all perished along the way.

Moondyne Joe - Convict most famous for his many escapes.

Fletcher Jones - The founder of the Australia wide clothing manufacturer and retailer.

Henry Madren Leggo - Founder of Leggo's, the food manufacturers.

more can be found at Cornish Australian

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