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|A widow and her eight older children are uprooted from their Hampshire farm in 1850, and thrown together on an emigrant ship with 38 distressed needlewomen from London. How they came to be on the boat, and what happened on the high seas and afterwards in Australia, is a vivid tale of family ambitions and fears, successes and catastrophes. In Lost Relations, historian Graeme Davison follows in his family's footsteps, from the picture-postcard village of Newnham to a prison cell in Maitland, from a London slum to a miner's tent in Castlemaine. He takes us back into worlds w largely forgotten, of water-powered mills, free selectors and Methodist evangelists. The Hewetts were t famous or distinguished, but their story reveals much about the foundations of Australia. He writes, 'I did t look for skeletons in my family's cupboard, but once the cupboard was open, they simply fell out.'|
|Publisher||Allen & Unwin|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||213999277|
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|Place of Publication||ST Leonards|
|Content Note||1x16pp B&W Photos|
|Format Details||Trade Paperback (United Kingdom)|
|Author Biography||Graeme Davison AO is Emeritus Professor of History at Monash University, and author of The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne and Car Wars, and an editor of The Oxford Companion to Australian History.|
|Country of Publication||AU|
|Imprint||Allen & Unwin|
|Prizes||Winner of Victorian Community and Local History Award 2015.|
|Date of Publication||27/05/2015|
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