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My hand will write what my heart dictates : the unsettled lives of women in nineteenth-century New Zealand as revealed to sisters, family and friends

Author: Frances Porter; Charlotte Macdonald; Tui MacDonald
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press : Bridget Williams Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Put aside preconceptions of straitened Victorian ladies or robust colonial matrons. Here is an altogether more authentic picture, told in the words of the women themselves as taken from letters, journals, diaries and government records. From these rich, diverse (and largely unpublished) sources, Frances Porter and Charlotte Macdonald have built up a portrait of 'life as it happens' in nineteenth-century New Zealand.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Records and correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
My hand will write what my heart dictates.
Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)647013302
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Porter; Charlotte Macdonald; Tui MacDonald
ISBN: 1869401298 9781869401290
OCLC Number: 35822713
Notes: "Drawn mainly from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library."
Description: x, 518 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Entering Nineteenth-Century New Zealand --
Ch. 2. A Place to Live --
Ch. 3. When Land Becomes the Argument --
War in the North Island and its Aftermath --
Ch. 4. Colonial Housekeeping and Moving in Society --
Ch. 5. Falling in Love --
or Lust --
Ch. 6. Husbands and Wives --
Ch. 7. Expecting and Childbirth --
Ch. 8. Parents and Children --
Ch. 9. Seeking Independence --
Ch. 10. Death and Grieving --
Ch. 11. Epilogue --
Writing On.
Responsibility: edited by Frances Porter, Charlotte Macdonald with Tui MacDonald.

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This work explores the lives of colonial women in the 19th century. It uses letters, journals, diaries and government records to examine the effect that their arrival had on those women whose  Read more...

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