Making a Home: A History of Castlemaine
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 280 pages
Author: H. Holst
Other: b&w photos, maps, bibliog, index
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
People came to Castlemaine in Victoria, Australia in great numbers from the 1850s in search of the world-renowned gold of Forest Creek.
Fewer fortunes were made than hopes were dashed, yet the town did become home for many adventurers.
Once again, Castlemaine is attracting people. This time the move is generally away from expensive, fast-paced Melbourne to a vibrant country town.
This is the story of what happened to those earlier people, of the homelessness that they brought with them from far away, and yet of how some managed to make a home.
It is about a particular place and time, and if is also the quintessential Australian settlement story.
1. Edward Parker and the Loddon Aborigial Protectorate
2. Losing a Home: The Dja Dja Wurrung Experience
3. Men and Women of All Nations
4. The Miner's Right to Land
5. Home Economics
6. Women's Experiences of Home
7. European Women Married to Chinese Men
8. Laying Down the Law
9. The Chinese Experience of the Law
10. Welfare, Charity abd Rights