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Australian Connections with Jersey - Family History

During the 19th century we know that thousands of Jersey men and women, such as the Mauger, Noel, Amy, Renouf, Le Cornu, Nicolle, Cabot, Le Gros, de la Haye, Romeril, de Gruchy and Le Quesne families, left the Island to start a new life in Australia. A small number were convicts transported from Jersey, however the vast majority were looking for opportunities to settle and own their own land as a result of an economic downturn in the Island in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Explore Jersey

Explore Jersey

Plan you 2017 visit to Jersey - find a place to visit, join one of our events, take a walking tour....it's all here waiting to be discovered in 2017.

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Tourist Information

Tourist Information

The Jersey Tourist Information Centre is located at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House.

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Getting Married?

Getting Married?

Have your wedding at a Jersey Heritage historic venue and create the perfect backdrop to your big day.

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Do you know a teenager who loves history and the arts? Would they enjoy special talks and tours and behind the scenes access to Jersey Heritage sites and collections? Perhaps they are looking for volunteering opportunities or work experience before making university applications?

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