In the spring 1876 he had an employment in a meat goods wholesale in Hamburg.
Two years later, Conrad Machens, equipped with a good reference, left the Hanseatic city and went to London.
When Conrad Machens found no place there, he continued to travel.
Conrad Machens emigrated to Australia 17 September 1878 on board the SS Hankow of the Colonial Line of Australian Packets, In Sydney Conrad Machens received a temporary job clerking for loading and unloaded ships owned by Frederick Caesar Hedemann. Conrad Machens then worked; – as a salesman in an ethnic German gentleman clothes business in Maitland; – as a decorator on the World Fair 1879 in Sydney as well as driving goods – in New South Wales.
Armstrong died bankrupt and the island was transferred to the Mortgage Agency of Australasia Ltd, who sold and transferred to James Borron in November 1891.” His wife remarried in Sydney in 1897, to William Edward MORGAN, a South Sea Island trader.