Who migrated to the Australian colonies and what were their lives like?

THE IRISH ORPHAN GIRLS
During the Great Famine in Ireland 1845-1849, some 2 million people lived in mud houses like this one. Hundreds of thousands of people migrated to Australia including 4,114 orphan girls aged between 14 and 18. They were taken from the overcrowded workhouses and sent to the colonies to be housemaids and wives. This history mystery traces the journey of Jane Carberry who arrived in Sydney in 1849. What happened to her? Did she make a new life for herself?
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Photo: Ross O’Donovan, Mike Murphy and Tim Gurry explore the mud college in Cork, Ireland.