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Author Holst, Heather, author.

Title Making a home: a history of Castlemaine / Heather Holst.

Published North Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.53 HOLS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Edward Parker and the Loddon Aboriginal protectorate -- 2. Losing a home : the Dja Dja Wurrung experience -- 3. Men and women of all nations -- 4. The miner's right to land -- 5. Home economics -- 6. Women's experiences of home -- 7. European women married to Chinese men -- 8. Laying down the law -- 9. The Chinese experience of the law -- 10. Welfare, charity and rights -- 11. Belonging.
Summary People came to Castlemaine in great numbers from the 1850s in search of the world-renowned gold of Forrest Creek. Fewer fortunes were made than hopes were dashed, yet the town did become home for many of these adventurers. Once again Castlemaine is attracting people. This time the move is generally away from expensive, fast-paces Melbourne to a vibrant country town. This is the story of what happened to those earlier people, of the homelessness that they brought with them from far away, and yet of how some manages to make a home. It is about a particular place and time, and if it is also the quintessential Australian settlement story.
Subject Cottages -- Australia -- Victoria -- Castlemaine -- 19th century.
Gold -- Australia -- Victoria -- Castlemaine -- History.
Pioneers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Castlemaine.
Dwellings -- Australia -- Victoria -- Castlemaine -- History.
Castlemaine (Vic.) -- History.
Castlemaine (Vic.) -- History -- 19th century.
Variant Title History of Castlemaine.
ISBN 9781925003406