Bill Phillips, the late Patron of the
Association, prepared a detailed history of the
Cornish Association in Victoria, which was
published on the 25th Anniversary of the
Association in 2011.
Here are a few paragraphs from Bill's record.
The first reference we have of a Cornish
Association in Victoria is an extract from the
Age newspaper of 22nd November 1892 which
refers to the third Annual Banquet of the
Cornish Association of Victoria.
This banquet took place in the Manchester
There are several interesting thoughts;
1. The ladies were seated in the balcony.
2.120 attended, not counting the ladies
3. One of the distinguished guests of the
evening was Mr W Rogers of Bendigo who was
presented with an illuminated address for his
unselfish courage in saving the life of
Sampson Bray in the Virginia Mine at