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MODERN DANCE ODORI.‘From Weavers to Wapstraws’ by Ben Evans and Doug Hooper. The Story of Margaret Maxwell Kelly, Her Family and Her Descendants

James Kelly (c. 1785-1837) married Margaret Maxwell (c. 1787-1862) in about 1810. They had fifteen children. In 1840 the widowed Mrs. Kelly emigrated from her home in Gallowgate, Glasgow, Scotland to Australia. She and her children settled near Woodside, in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia.

I am one of her descendants.

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  MARY  

MDO 49. IF YOU COULD SEE MARY NOW

If you could see Mary now I am sure you would not know her, she is so stout again as she was, and has not had a days sicknefs since she came here, she many a time pities you when she thinks of you all confined in the Gallowgate up three stairs while we are under a fine climate, with plenty of parrots flying over us, and in as delightful a country as any one could wish to live in.

 

 

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  EMMIGRANTS  

MDO 44. THE EMMIGRANTS

Some of the women praying, others dumb with despair. After those returned to their quarters Captain Gatenby astonished me by saying 'If ever we are compelled to take to the boats, only cuddy-passengers will be allowed to embark. The Emmigrants must stay behind'.

Georgina McCrae on board the Argyle.

‘From Weavers to Wapstraws’ by Ben Evans and Doug Hooper

 
 
 
  ADELAIDE  

MDO 44. ADELAIDE

If you could see Mary now I am sure you would not know her, she is so stout again as she was, and has not had a days sicknefs since she came here, she many a time pities you when she thinks of you all confined in the Gallowgate up three stairs while we are under a fine climate, with plenty of parrots flying over us, and in as delightful a country as any one could wish to live in.

‘From Weavers to Wapstraws’ by Ben Evans and Doug Hooper

 
 
 
  WAVES  

MDO 50. WAVES

The girl stood by the ship's rail watching the gradual approach of the blurred shapes of houses, wharves and darkened office-buildings, as the vessel steamed to her moorings beside the entrance of the pier. Staring sadly at the water, which rose and fell amid the flickering lights, she noted with a cold, unhappy meticulousness how each separate wave that touched the ship's side differed from all the others.

John Cowper Powys 1934

 
 
 
  PUSHNOTOFF  

MDO 51. PUSH NOT OFF !

A pale man with thin visage dressed in a shabby black surtout buttoned to the chin. He is standing by some parcels of books which we soon hear are tracts destined for the use of the passengers. We learn that the habit of his ‘Useful Society’ is to put a number of tracts in all vessels leaving the Port of Liverpool thus they give food for the mind and instruction for eternity.

‘From Weavers to Wapstraws’ by Ben Evans and Doug Hooper

'Push Not Off From That Isle / Thou Can'st Never Return' from Moby Dick by Herman Melvilleothers.

 

 
 
 
  GLASGOW  

MDO 47. GLASGOW

Glasgow 1840. 50 percent of children died under the age of 5 years. Many worked in mines where the pit bottoms were like common sewers filled with slush and water with an inclination of one in three and along these common sewers the women, half naked, crawled on hands and knees, harnessed like horses to their bogies of coal. Little boys aged four or five, sat all day in the darkness at the trap doors cold and shivering, begging for a candle end for light.

‘From Weavers to Wapstraws’ by Ben Evans and Doug Hooper

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pages: Glenelg Proclamation 1836 2000
 
 
 
 
 

 

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