Colonial Ladies: Compiled And Edited By Maggie Weidenhofer

Author: Maggie Weidenhofer (ed)
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  • : 9780859022583
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  • : January 1985
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Local Description

A first hand documentary history of the experiences of women during the colonial period in Australia. "The colonial ladies faced an uncertain and bottom only life in a scarcely known land, far from the seat of happiness and delight, England. This harsh and country demanded strength and Independents: Governors' wives played a central part in the official establishment of the colonies; the wives of pioneering squatters brought grace and beauty to homesteads while enduring isolation and hardship; artists and commentators recorded their new and strange land from the perspective of women more accustomed to drawing rooms and droughts; and humble workers provided a backbone of support in both Town & Country. Throughout the varied experiences presented in the selection a thread of longing for home, and "dear familiar faces" is entwined with the unspoken courage and determination required to overcome the difficulties faced by the new settler. There is a delight, too, in new found friends, in achievement despite adversity, in growing families and fortunes, and in the wonders of the new land.

Secondhand. Very good condition, with dust jacket.