A Cornish-man In Bendigo

cornish pasty

Cornish Pasty

There was another old Cornish-man working on the Garden Gully line noted for his insatiable appetite for Cornish pasties. For his lunch each day, or, as he called it, for “krowst,” he would bring an immense pasty about 18in. long.  He was a man who looked ahead, for, as a young man, on the point of leaving Cornwall for Australia, he had tattooed on his chest his mother’s recipe for making a Cornish pasty. Later on, this was of great assistance to his Australian-born wife.  Taken from “Stories Of The Cornish Miners” http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bendcorn/miners_in_bendigo.html

Some of my ancestors worked mines on the Garden Gully line.  I wonder if they knew this man with the pasty recipe tattoo.

4 thoughts on “A Cornish-man In Bendigo

  • March 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Aren’t there some amazing stories around! I wonder if ‘Mum’ left out an important ingredient, as some recipe swappers do 🙂

  • March 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I can imagine his wife telling him to hold still so she could read the recipe. 🙂

    • March 9, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Really did Laugh Out Loud at that one Viv!!!!!


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