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Then Tina Met Will

Clementina Goldfinch and William Staker and the life journeys of their forebears

Cheryl Williss

Then Tina Met Will
In the 1860s and 1870s, the reason for the population spread across South Australia's Gulf St Vincent and down through Yorke Peninsula was twofold - opportunity for mining and the opening up of land for farming.

These two worlds collided when Tina met Will.

This book tells the story of the author's maternal grandparents, Clementina Goldfinch and William Staker, and the life journeys of their forebears, providing some insight into significant pockets of social history in rural South Australia and the far-west mining region of New South Wales.

Cheryl Williss grew up in Adelaide's beachside suburb of Brighton. She is sixth-generation South Australian with several families arriving in the first three years of colonial settlement. Cheryl has long held a keen interest in South Australia's social history, particularly women's history and the untold stories. Her contributions to the biographical HerStory project appear on the websites SA History Hub and Adelaidia, and she is a regular contributor to the quarterly journal of the Pioneers Association of South Australia. Then Tina Met Will is her third book.

Praise for the author's Miss Marryat's Circle

'Gives a voice to the women of South Australia's first hundred years of European settlement and an opportunity to reflect on the changing position of women in a male dominated society.' - Nic Klaassen, Flinders Ranges Research

'A comprehensive and well-researched exploration of the role of women in South Australian history.' - Georgina Banfield, Tulpa Magazine

Praise for Then Tina Met Will

'Senior secondary students studying early Australian history will be interested in the original accounts of the mining industry in Broken Hill, the harsh conditions, with lead poisoning, physical injury and high death rates, leading to unionism and the fight for workers' rights. Also of interest is the account of the conscription debate during World War I, with excerpts from local newspapers putting different views. Williss' family history research has value for all who have an interest in the early settlers in South Australia and New South Wales, each section of the family tree a story in its own. For history students, it is an excellent example of the use of primary sources to build a picture of the past. And for the general reader it is a timely reminder that the settlement of Australia has a long history of people venturing their lives on dangerous boat journeys to build a new future.' - Helen Eddy, ReadPlus
Format Paperback
Size 234 x 156 mm
ISBN 9781743057612
Extent 238 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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