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Author Clark, Mavis Thorpe, author

Title Gully of gold / Mavis Thorpe Clark ; illustrated by Anne Graham
Published Melbourne ; London : Heinemann, 1958
Melbourne ; London : William Heinemann, 1958


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 MELB SPCBC  819 Clark Mav/Gog  LIB USE ONLY
Description 194 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary “This is a story of adventure and mystery on the Victorian gold-diggings in 1851. The four Bennett children had set out from England with their Uncle Harry to go to Australian and make their fortune. On the way the uncle had died, and now they found themselves on their own, with exactly £19 between them. Jane Ellen, seventeen, the eldest and most sensible, was inclined to go back home, but the others were caught up in the excitement that met them even before they had set foot on Australian soil; for gold had just been discovered in Victoria, and no one could talk of anything else. On landing, Richard, sixteen, was the first to catch the gold-fever. He was strong and self-confident, and knew he could deal with any trouble likely to crop up. James, ten, was tremendously impressed by the arrogant riders with their scarlet shirts and beautiful horses. If they could find some gold quickly, then he would be able to look just like that! Little Sarah, aged nine, who had a surprising capacity for mischief, even though she looked so fragile, was inseparable from James, and the leading spirit in most of their exploits. So, against Jane Ellen’s better judgment, the family made their way to the diggings. They were joined by Peter, a young stowaway with a great secret, whom they had befriended on the ship. They found new mates and adventure right from the start.” -- Dust jacket
Notes Juvenile fiction
Audience For children
Subject Adventure stories, Australian -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories, Australian.
Children's stories, Australian.
Children's stories.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- Juvenile fiction
Gold miners and mining -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction
Gold miners -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Gold mines and mining -- Juvenile fiction.
Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History -- Juvenile fiction
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Author Graham, Anne, 1925- illustrator
LC no. cvx00003564