Emigration to Australia up to 1830 was mainly 'Penal' and ships saile from ports
of Belfast, Cork, Derry, Then Londonderry, and Limerick to 'Botony Bay'.
Between 1837 and 1845 the British overnment fitted out ships to take selected
emigrants.Three ships were provided in 1837 and 1838.
Adam Lodge, Parland and Susan.
They sailed direct from Londonderry to New South Wales.J & J Cooke ships sailed from
Londonderry to North America in 1850 with 553 (40%) Donegal, 363 (26%) Tyrone, and 307
(22%) from Derry. 88% of all passengers carried came from these 3 counties.
More of this later
People from Derry, Donegal and Tyrone