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Author McLeary, Ailsa.

Title Catherine : on Catherine Currie's diary, 1873-1908 / Ailsa McLeary with Tony Dingle
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1998


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Description [xii], 207 pages : facsimiles, genealogical table, map, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents Journeys 1873-1875. Selection -- Lardner 1876-1879. Landscape -- Blighted Hopes 1880-1882. Madness -- Yuulong 1883-1893. Hierarchies -- Endings 1894-1908. Epitaph -- App. 1. Origins -- App. 2. Diagnosis
Summary "Catherine Currie began writing her diary at Ballan in 1873. Soon afterwards, she left with her husband and young children to take up a selection deep in the forests of west Gippsland."--BOOK JACKET. "Catherine's life was one of unrelenting daily work, which she recorded faithfully in the diary. As the years wore on and her early pioneering optimism turned to disillusionment and sometimes despair, it also became a private confessional."--BOOK JACKET. "This work uses parallel narratives to tell Catherine's story. Five skilfully written chapters catch the cadences of Catherine's diary, interweaving direct quotes with discreet comment and explanation. Between these chapters runs a twentieth century voice, offering thoughtful and lucid reflections on themes such as 'madness' and 'landscape', and illuminating Catherine's life for modern readers through the ideas of historians and theorists such as Michel Foucault and Paul Carter."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Australia - family history
Currie, Catherine
Gippsland district [Vic]
Victoria - economic & social conditions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 199-203
Subject Currie, Catherine -- Diaries.
Currie, Catherine, 1845-1908 -- Diaries.
Curry family.
Women pioneers -- Australia -- Gippsland (Vic.) -- Diaries.
Women pioneers -- Australia -- Gippsland (Vic.) -- Diaries.
Buln Buln Shire (Vic.) -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Currie, Catherine, 1845-1908.
Dingle, A. E. (Anthony Edward), 1942-
LC no. 98202228
ISBN 0522848362
Other Titles On Catherine Currie's diary, 1873-1908