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Author Fahey, C. (Charles)

Title Gold tailings : forgotten history of family and community on the central Victorian goldfields / edited by Charles Fahey & Alan Mayne
Published North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.5031 Fah/Gtf  AVAILABLE
Description x, 279 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents 'All that glitters' : the hidden history of Victoria's Central Goldfields region / Charles Fahey and Alan Mayne -- From Kent to New Chum : the families of Isaac Edward Dyason and George Lansell, 1871-1915 / Charles Fahey -- Falling leaves : Chinese family and community in nineteenth-century Bendigo / Val Lovejoy -- 'To grab the world by the tail' : migration and home in Castlemaine / Heather Holst -- Celtic crosses and empire : Irish families and community in Stawell / Dianne Hall and Lindsay Proudfoot -- 'A poor man does not improve his position much by emigrating to this country' : the Cornish on the Victorian Goldfields, 1861-1901 / Charles Fahey -- Echoes on a cultural landscape : glimpses of Chinese community life in Castlemains / Keir Reeves -- Staking a claim : using oral and material sources in Goldfields history / Sara Martin -- Function to form : a history of the Northern market building in Castlemaine / Leo Martin -- Family and community on the Central Victorian Goldfields / Alan Mayne
Summary "... Gold tailings explores the private and often forgotten lives of the gold settlers who built these communities. ... moves beyond the sterotypes of rootless single male diggers and analyses how enduring communities were formed when male gold diggers - who often travelled with mates and kin - were joined by women, and together they formed families and networks of common interest and mutual support."--Back cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-272) and index
Notes Do Not Withdraw Book/chapter written by UniSA staff SUSA
Subject Gold miners -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Gold miners -- Australia -- Victoria -- Goldfields Region -- History
Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- Goldfields Region -- History
Resource-based communities -- Australia -- Goldfields Region (Vic.) -- History
Resource-based communities -- Australia -- Victoria -- Goldfields Region -- History
Goldfields Region (Vic.) -- Genealogy
Goldfields Region (Vic.) -- History
Genre/Form Family histories.
Author Fahey, Charles, 1952-
Mayne, Alan, 1955-
ISBN 9781921509643