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              Castle to Colony: The Remarkable Life and Times of Lucy Sarah Gray [1840-1879]
                

              Castle to Colony: The Remarkable Life and Times of Lucy Sarah Gray [1840-1879] (Hardback)

              By Vivers, Meg

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              "Lucy Gray (nee Waters) (1840-1879) grew up in the small Irish town of Birr, at a time when increasing famine was causing death and disease throughout the land. Her father, a doctor, succumbed to cholera when Lucy was just sixteen. At twenty-two, partly inspired by Evangelicalism... and a desire to convert others, but also with a genuine longing for adventure, she travelled to New Zealand. There, she worked as a governess for several years. After a brief stay in Sydney during the hot summer months of 1865-66 she returned to England, vowing to never again live in Australia. However, within two years she had married and settled with her husband on a remote cattle station in outback Queensland."--Back cover of 2011 edition.
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              ISBN 9781876344924
              Published AU 1 Jan 2013
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              Mick and the Manager: Two Goondiwindi Cattlemen

              Mick and the Manager: Two Goondiwindi Cattlemen (Paperback)

              By Vivers, Meg

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              This is the story of two very different men - an Aboriginal stockman, Mick Lynch, and a station manager, Tom Atkinson - whose lives touched for a period during the first half of the 20th century on a cattle station in southern Queensland.

              ISBN 9780646486833
              Published AU 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Meg Vivers
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              An Irish Engineer: the Extraordinary Achievements of Thomas J Waters and Family in Early Meiji Japan and Beyond
                

              An Irish Engineer: the Extraordinary Achievements of Thomas J Waters and Family in Early Meiji Japan and Beyond (Hardback)

              By Vivers, Meg

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              When a young Irish engineer set out from England in 1864 to convert the world to his evangelical way of thinking, he found himself instead at the forefront of a remarkable revolution. At a time when industry and transport driven by steam power had already transformed the Western ...world, and engineers were looking elsewhere for employment, Thomas James Waters was to make a name for himself in what was then known as the Far East, in a country which had been, until the 1850s, essentially closed to the Western world and Western progress. That country was Japan, and the revolution was the Meiji Restoration. Tom Waters was joined in Japan by his brothers, Ernest and Bertie, and they participated in some of the most important projects in the early Westernisation of the country. But that was not the end of the story. The brothers moved on to other parts of the world, including New Zealand and Colorado, USA, where they became successful mining engineers. An Irish Engineer takes the form of a biography, with voices from the past adding a sense of place, immediacy and authenticity to the information taken from more public (and sometimes less reliable) documents, such as newspapers and government records. Through the fortunate discovery of a large collection of Waters family letters, diaries and journals the author has, in many cases, been able to trace the movements of Tom Waters and his family from a personal perspective exploring, in-depth, their lives, their achievements, and the choices that they made, in a world on the cusp of extraordinary change. Within this biographical framework, some of the buildings and other structures created by Tom Waters are described in detail - the most important of these being the Mint at Osaka and Western-style buildings for the Ginza region in Tokyo. There is discussion, too, on the engineering and entrepreneurial activities of the Waters brothers and their relatives elsewhere in the world. This fascinating narrative crosses interna
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              ISBN 9781921452109
              Published AU 3 Oct 2013
              Publisher MSPB
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