by Ellen Clacy
It may be deemed presumptuous that one of my age and sex should venture to give to the public an account of personal adventures in a land which has so often been descanted upon by other and abler pens; but when I reflect on the many mothers, wives, and sisters in England, whose hearts are ever longing for information respecting the dangers and privations to which their relatives at the antipodes are exposed, I cannot but hope that the presumption of my undertaking may be pardoned in consideration of the pleasure which an accurate description of some of the Australian Gold Fields may perhaps afford to many; and although the time of my residence in the colonies was short, I had the advantage (not only in Melbourne, but whilst in the bush) of constant intercourse with many experienced diggers and old colonists-thus having every facility for acquiring information respecting Victoria and the other colonies.
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Table of Contents
1. Introductory remarks; 2. The voyage out; 3. Stay in Melbourne; 4. Camping up - Melbourne to the Black Forest; 5. Camping up - Black Forest to Eagle Hawk Gully; 6. The diggings; 7. Eagle Hawk Gull; 8. An adventure; 9. Harriette Walters; 10. Iron Bark Gully; 11. Forest Creek; 12. Return to Melbourne; 13. Ballarat; 14. New South Wales; 15. South Australia; 16. Melbourne again; 17. Homeward bound; 18. Conclusion; Appendix.