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Robinson's Shaft engine house
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Lake
 
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South America

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Cornish miners who travelled to South America took more than their mining skills with them: a version of pasties (made with chillies), 'pastes', is still a local favourite, and football clubs were established in some areas, too: Pachuca Athletic was initially made up only of Cornish miners!

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Read one of our forum posts, about a family from Redruth who had links with Mexico.

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North America

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William Curnow, a copper miner, had emigrated to the Michigan area from St Ives around 1903, and was travelling back to the United States after a visit home when he lost his life in the sinking of the Titanic.

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South Africa

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Cornish miners took their skills for working in hard-rock, and applied them to the diamond-fields around Johannesburg in the 1870s.  Many Cornish miners also swelled the gold rushes in the 1880s.

Many miners travelled overseas and left families here in Cornwall, sending money back to support them - and it was the taxes imposed by the South African government on these monies that led to rising tensions before the Second Boer War.

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New Zealand

 
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Australia

 
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