How Wales Colonised Patagonia

Posted by admin on Jan 11, 2010

How the Wesh colonised Patagonia in Argentina is the subject of a talk at the National Archives of the UK in Kew, London, on Thursday this week.

In 1865 a group of Welsh emigrants left Liverpool on the tea clipper Mimosa bound for the New World to establish a Welsh speaking colony in the valley of the Chubut River in Patagonia, Argentina.

After initial hardships, including lack of vegetation and food, they successfully established their colony literally called, Y Wladfa or ‘The Colony’ which is still a thriving community today.

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