Voyage Through Adversity
Author: Geoff Trigg
This is the story of John Stephenson Henry, engineer, surveyor and architect. During the Irish potato famine,
John embarked his family on a long and tragic voyage from Ireland to Australia, arriving at the start of the Victorian gold rush.
Battling to establish an engineering career in the new country John eventually settled his family in Warrnambool, Victoria.
Gleaning information from his great, great grandfather’s shipboard diary and the memoirs of his son, George, author Geoff Trigg relates the Henry family’s experiences and survival through all that fate threw at them. Newspaper articles and rare, personal letters from Ireland all bring John’s life, and the times in which he lived, into focus.
John’s strength and tenacity through adversity resulted in his descendants expanding into every corner of Australia, New Zealand as well as further abroad.
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