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A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53

Ellen Clacy

If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arrival lent her hand to gold washing. And seemed to enjoy it !And amongst other things she tells of colonial life , transportation, emigration and other gold-fields.But you will need to listen to hear more about bush-rangers and orphans as well as what she did with her parasol. (summary by annise)

If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arrival lent her hand to gold washing. And seemed to enjoy it !And amongst other things she tells of colonial life , transportation, emigration and other gold-fields.But you will need to listen to hear more about bush-rangers and orphans as well as what she did with her parasol. (summary by annise)
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arrival lent her hand to gold washing. And seemed to enjoy it !And amongst other things she tells of colonial life , transportation, emigration and other gold-fields.But you will need to listen to hear more about bush-rangers and orphans as well as what she did with her parasol. (summary by annise)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:15