John Joseph Griffin: The Life and Times of an Irish Emigrant pdf epub fb2

John Joseph Griffin: The Life and Times of an Irish Emigrant by Hugh George Griffin epub fb2 djvu

Author: Hugh George Griffin
Title: John Joseph Griffin: The Life and Times of an Irish Emigrant
ISBN: 095712290X
ISBN13: 978-0957122901
Other Formats: docx doc azw lrf
Pages: 140 pages
Publisher: Mirage (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1306 kb
Size FB2 version: 1257 kb
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many millions of Irish people left their homeland in search of a better life overseas. This is the story of one emigrant, John Joseph "Jack" Griffin who, in the year 1900, left his job as a shop assistant in Co. Kerry and embarked on a two-month journey by sea to the other side of the world. He settled in Western Australia and having worked as a drover for a number of years finally became the owner of a 200,000 acre sheep station. In 1909 he married Mary Glass, an immigrant from Northern Ireland. Following the untimely death of his wife he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and fought in the battlefields of France during World War I. He was wounded in action in 1916 and returned to Western Australia where he lived until his death in 1926. This book describes Jack's life in the context of the historical events of the period.

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