Diary of a lady's maid : Government House in colonial Australia / edited by Helen Vellacott Southgate, Emma

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Southgate, Emma
Southgate, Emma, b. 1835; Southgate, Emma; Southgate, Emma, 1835-
This book is based on the diary of Emma Southgate, who was lady's maid to Lady Loch, the wife of Sir Henry Loch, Governor of Victoria from 1884 until 1889. The author, Helen Vellacott, has used excerpts from Emma's diary to describe the colonial governor's world of parties, balls and receptions; of travel through Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia; holidays in a grand home at Mount Macedon; important international visitors; and the social events associated with events such as Melbourne Cup Week. The diary accounts are interspersed with newspaper reports of the day, and with additional comment and information by the author herself. Illustrations.
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