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Author Davison, Graeme, 1940- author

Title Lost relations : fortunes of my family in Australia's Golden Age / Graeme Davison
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2015
Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2015
©2015

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 W'PONDS  929.209945 Dav/Lrf  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: The great-aunt's story -- 1. Hook Farm -- 2. London -- 3. The voyage of the Culloden -- 4. Five weddings and a funeral -- 5. Wesley Hill -- 6. The millers' tale -- 7. Campbell's Creek -- 8. Williamstown -- 9. Richmond Hill -- Conclusion: Legacies and life chances -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index
Summary A widow and her eight older children are uprooted from their Hampshire farm in 1850, and thrown together on an emigrant ship with 38 distressed needlewomen from London. How they came to be on the boat, and what happened on the high seas and afterwards in Australia, is a vivid tale of family ambitions and fears, successes and catastrophes. In Lost Relations, historian Graeme Davison follows in his family's footsteps, from the picture-postcard village of Newnham to a prison cell in Maitland, from a London slum to a miner's tent in Castlemaine. He takes us back into worlds now largely forgotten, of water-powered mills, free selectors and Methodist evangelists. The Hewetts were not famous or distinguished, but their story reveals much about the foundations of Australia
Analysis Australian
Notes Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages (247-266) and index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Also issued online
Subject Davison, Graeme, 1940-
Davison, Graeme, 1940- -- Family.
Hewitt family.
Hewett family
"The Nib" Waverley Library Award for Literature Nominations (2015)
English -- Australia -- Biography.
English -- Australia -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.
Families -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Families -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography.
Families -- Australia -- History.
Immigrants -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1851-1901
Australia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Victoria -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2017415633
ISBN 9781743319468