The Welsh in Patagonia

Welsh settlers

This month we have our first bi-lingual pages, as look at the founding of a Welsh-speaking settlement in Argentina in the mid-19th century.

Elen Wyn Simpson, Assistant Archivist at Bangor University, has provided an introduction (in both Welsh and English) to the highlighted collections, and four striking photographs of the settlers. There are also links to related websites and some suggested reading.

Above: Building a road to the Andes, near ‘Afon y Mynach‘ in 1888. At the left, in a white coat, stands Llwyd ap Iwan, who was murdered in 1909, some say by Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid. Photo copyright © Bangor University.