Governors' Wives in Colonial Australia

Governors' Wives in Colonial Australia

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The wife of a governor of one of the Australian colonies was expected to embody the ideal of the 'English lady', and be the centre of colonial society. Governors' Wives in Colonial Australia explores how five viceregal women-Eliza Darling, Jane Franklin, Mary Anne Broome, Elizabeth Loch, and Audrey Tennyson- fulfilled their role. Drawing on letters, diaries and journals, Governors' Wives in Colonial Australia provides a first-hand account of the role of viceregal women in colonial life.... clothed with these dun-coloured felt government hats aamp; long walking sticks, others sitting with wooden instruments in their hands. ... her out) all dressed with their war-paint aamp; head-dresses, aamp; the gypsum or white clay mixed with human blood in patterns all over their ... phantastic [sic] shapes, one exactly like a huge elephanta#39;s head with great flapping ears, little eyes, long trunk aamp; tusks, all formed by theanbsp;...

Title:Governors' Wives in Colonial Australia
Author:Anita Selzer
Publisher:National Library Australia - 2002


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