The Spanish Settlers of Yoongarilup
by Alejandro (Andrew) Torrent
ISBN 0 646 16939 4, (1993 new), Soft Cover, 74pp, illustrated, 105grams
$10.00 + POST
This is the story of seven Spanish families who came to Australia between 1906 and 1909.
"I came in 1907 with my mother and grandfather when I was four years old. I am the only survivor of the originals, as I was the youngest born in Spain."
We settled in Yoongarilup, eight miles from Busselton and developed our farms, being known as the 'Spanish Settlement'."
Alejandro Torrent was born in Spain, went to a bush school, then to Busselton Convent before finishing his fifteen months of schooling at the then leaving age of fourteen years. At the age of 90 he has recorded his eventful life