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A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852 to 1853
by Ellen Clacy
Before commencing an account of our operations at the Eagle Hawk, it will be necessary to write a few words in description of our gold-digging party there; their Christian names will be sufficient distinction, and will leave their incognito undisturbed.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1853)
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Dec 08, 2014 Janelle rated it really liked it
I would love the opportunity to meet Ellen Clacy in person. Travelling to the Australian gold fields in 1851, the author displayed amazing pluck and optimism. She worked hard in a mans's world, yet never lost sight of her own femininity. In today's world of feminism, many women compete with men by either trying to outdo them or be like them. Ellen Clacy did neither, simply getting on with her own adventures and allowing the men to have theirs. I find her attitude very refreshing. I'm not sure ho ...more