I pointed out that the title, Bara Brith [speckled bread] on the pampas, was wrong, since the Welsh had settled, from 1865, in Chubut, far south of the pampas. “You are right. But the word ‘pampas’ conjures up images of Argentina over here [UK] rather like tango or Evita.”
The Argentinians wanted the land to be colonised by Europeans. The Welsh were among those who came. The last major migration was in 1911. About 20,000 descendants of Welsh immigrants live in Patagonia now, of whom about 5,000 speak Welsh. The last survivor of the 1865 Mimosa crossing died circa 1950.
Trevelin, Chubut province