Category Archives: Digger’s Daughter

Diggers’ Hotels

Sitting in England 150 years after the events I am writing about, it is difficult to imagine the look of the hotels which Jane and her husband built. Only one has a newspaper description of the number of rooms available … Continue reading

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Jim Dugmore’s Life Story

When I started writing the story of my husband’s ancestors, I had no idea how much luck would play a part. Being contacted by Werribee Historical Society out of the blue to be told about a manuscript which had come … Continue reading

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St Francis Church, Melbourne

This beautiful Catholic church is the oldest in Victoria. The front porch you can see, was added later, as was the Lady Chapel to the left of the picture. In the Digger’s Daughter, Jane remembered the consecration taking place in … Continue reading

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Thomas Dugmore

No photograph exists of Thomas, after all he was born in 1789 in Birmingham, England. A burgeoning City, where the worst effects of the industrial revolution showed in the poor living conditions of those who were drawn to the area … Continue reading

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Reflections on Australia trip

We have been back for two weeks but I learnt so much from visiting the places in my second book. We had always wanted to go a year ago, but it was impossible. So now I will be doing some editing … Continue reading

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The Lord Nelson Hotel

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have lunch in the very  hotel where I had Jane and her sister working as laundrymaids in The Digger’s Daughter. It is one of the few remaining buildings in Geelong from the early times … Continue reading

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First Review for The Digger’s Daughter

At last someone has given me a review for my second book, and best of all I don’t know who it is. Reviews are vital and I find it is like getting blood out of a stone. People are happy … Continue reading

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