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Georgiana's Journal: Melbourne 1841-1865

Publisher: Halstead Press

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 320 pages
Author: H. McCrae
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781920831585
Other: 3rd ed., b&w & colour photos, sketches, index
Publisher: Halstead Press

Georgiana McCrae was one of the first few hundred settlers where millions have their home today. Her genteel yet candid voice introduces Port Phillip as a rustic outpost - before prosperity, culture and unbanisation put Melbourne on the map in bold letters.

With her eye for detail, and a natural way with words and pictures, she shares the colourful everyday lives of people who took over a wilderness and built a colony.

Georgiana's gifted grandson, the poet Hugh McCrae, constructed this book from her journals, sketches and miniatures. It has since been a great favourite, but few readers know how much more there is of the playful and mischievous Hugh in the edited words of Georgiana. 

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

"One of the most valuable records of Melbourne life in the 1840s, the journal is also remarkable as the reflection of a distinctive, lively personality" - Oxford Companion to Australian Literature



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