Intrepid colonists set off in search for a promised land | Then and Now

By Greg Ryan, Albury & District Historical Society
Updated January 7 2022 - 8:02am, first published 3:00am
UTOPIAN DREAM:A photograph of passengers aboard the Royal Tar en route to South America. Picture: State Library of New South Wales

The Royal Tar sailed from Sydney on July 16, 1893 with 220 colonials, planning to establish a utopian paradise in the Paraguay wilderness to be known as New Australia.

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