The French Consul's Wife: Memoirs of Celeste De Chabrillan in Gold-Rush Australia

Author(s): Patricia Clancy

Biography

A former Parisian courtesan, bare-back-rider and polka dancer, Celeste de Chabrillan scandalised Melbourne when she arrived in 1854 as the Frenc Consul's wife. Her vivid first-hand memories of years spent in the diplomatic and government house circles and on the goldfields reveal her as a woman of great energyt and will.

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Dr Patricia Clancy was for many years a senior lecturer in the French Department of the University of Melbourne. She is a winner of the Victorian Premier's Award for Literary Translation. Jeanne Allen taught French at La Trobe and Melbourne universities and has published on the French in colonial Australia.

General Fields

  • : 9780522850666
  • : Melbourne University Publishing
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : 0.516
  • : April 1999
  • : 237mm X 155mm X 23mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patricia Clancy
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 792.028092
  • : 336
  • : Biography & autobiography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history: c 1750 to c 1900; World history: c 1750 to c 1900
  • : illustrations, portraits