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Georgiana's Journal

Melbourne 1841-1865
  • ISBN-13: 9781920831585
  • Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS
  • By Georgiana McCrae
  • Price: AUD $49.95
  • Stock: 212 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 31/01/2013
  • Format: Hardback (220.00mm X 160.00mm) 320 pages Weight: 780g
  • Categories: Regional & national history [HBJ]
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Much loved colonial journal of one of the first settlers where millions live today. Her genteel yet candid voice introduces Port Phillip as a rustic outpost—before prosperity, culture and urbanisation put Melbourne on the map. With her eye for detail and a natural way with words and pictures Georgiana shares the colourful lives of people who built a colony in the wilderness. Previous editions have sold out and at last Georgianas Journal is presented in a beautiful hardback: a lovely gift for birthdays, Christmas and Mothers Day. This edition is good for scholars thanks to the new introduciton examining the playful editorial role of Georgianas gifted grandson, Hugh McCrae. Indexed. Illustrated with Georgianas delicate sketches.

Georgiana McCrae: born in Scotland in 1804. Married Andrew Murison McCrae. Sailed with her children to Port Phillip. Sketched and painted local characters. Moved to permanent home on Mornington Peninsula (in todays township of McCrae). Died in 1890. Hugh McCrae: Born in Melbourne in 1876. Worked with Norman Lindsay as a poet in N.S.W; then as an actor on Broadway, and in Australia. Author of Satyrs and Sunlight.

A Note on the Text by Marguerite Hancock
Foreword to the Third Edition
Introduction by Hugh McCrae
The Journals
George Gordon McCrae
Fragment of a Diary
An Essay

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