Extract from an old diary about migration

Not all Cornish migrants to South Africa were miners. John Polglase worked as a draper in Durban and kept a diary from 1878-80, which includes descriptions of the Zulu Wars – “Alarming rumours to the Zulus having got behind the advancing columns” – daily life in the colony, news, events, weather, business and comparisons to home. A full transcript of the diary is available at Kresen Kernow. (AD1087/1)

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