Donnerstag, März 05, 2009

An Australian travels back to her roots in Ticino - the place her ancestor left for Australia during the Victorian goldrush. - swissinfo

During great economic hardships in the second half of the 19th century many young Swiss-Italian men emigrated to the United States or Australia to find a better life, seeking their fortunes in the gold rushes on the two continents. The Australian, Ellen Lawson, visits Ticino for the first time to find out more about the life her great grandfather left behind.

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