I have received ionformation that Richard Cotter born England 1830 ( Son of Richard
Cotter, Purser R.N.) emigrated to South Australia and worked in the Gold Mines about
1850. He later married a girl from Scotland and they moved to a tea plantation in Ceylon
(now of course called Sri Lanka. I hve no definite dates but suggest it would be between
1855 and 1865.
Can anyone tell me how to obtain information for that period in Sri Lanka ?