A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53

Ellen CLACY ( - )

"If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arrival lent her hand to gold washing. And seemed to enjoy it ! And amongst other things she tells of colonial life , transportation, emigration and other gold-fields. But you will need to listen to hear more about bush-rangers and orphans as well as what she did with her parasol." (summary by annise)

Genre(s): Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introductory Remarks and the The Voyage Out Annise
00:13:03
Play 02 Stay In Melbourne Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:35:37
Play 03 Camping Up - Melbourne to the Black Forest Annise
00:28:06
Play 04 Camping Up - Black Forest to Eagle Hawk Gully Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:31:25
Play 05 The Diggings Annise
00:21:06
Play 06 Eagle Hawk Gully Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:38:41
Play 07 An Adventure Annise
00:11:15
Play 08 Harriette Walters Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:14:09
Play 09 Ironbark Gully Annise
00:25:15
Play 10 Forest Creek Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:28:41
Play 11 Return to Melbourne Annise
00:17:26
Play 12 Ballarat Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:24:12
Play 13 New South Wales Annise
00:06:54
Play 14 South Australia Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:11:09
Play 15 Melbourne Again Annise
00:30:44
Play 16 Homeward Bound Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:08:48
Play 17 Conclusion Annise
00:06:07
Play 18 Appendix: - Who Should Emigrate? Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:35:14