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Goldfields and the gothic : a hidden heritage & folklore / edited & compiled by David Waldron
Bib ID 7125937
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description North Melbourne, Victoria : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016 
©2016 
v, 194 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781925333510 (paperback)
Summary

Generations of Australians have grown up with the legend of Eureka and the familiar images of the gold rush in central Victoria. However, underneath these commonly known stories lies a stranger and darker past. As well as colonists, pioneers, soldiers and rebel miners, the colonial goldfields were home to spiritualists, secret societies, ghost-hoaxers, bunyip legends and murderers. There are also the stories of those often forgotten in the goldfield histories, including Indigenous peoples, the mentally ill, homosexuals and immigrant communities. Goldfields and the Gothic is an anthology by local historians of the long buried legends, histories and folklore of the Victorian goldfields and their legacy today. Every historian has a collection of strange, buried pieces of history; this work begins the task of bringing them into the light. --Back cover.

Full contents
  • Ghosts and bogeymen of the goldfields
  • Spiritualism in nineteenth-century Ballarat / Greg Young
  • Playing the ghost : ghost hoaxing and supernaturalism in nineteenth-century Victoria / Dr. David Waldron
  • William Bailey and his haunted mansion / Dr. Anne Beggs-Sunter
  • Banshees / Dr. Jill Blee
  • The Ballarat gaol Ballarat's most haunted building? / Nathaniel Buchanan
  • Things that go bump in the night : ghost hoaxing on the Victorian goldfields, a Jungian exploration / Sharn Waldron
  • Those forgotten and hidden
  • Homosexuality on the goldfields / Brian Pola, David Waldron and Gabriel Waldron
  • Goldfields freemasonry : decoding the past / Dorothy Wickham
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- Folklore.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- History.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- Folklore.  |  Pioneers -- Victoria -- Ballarat.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Folklore.  |  Victoria -- Social life and customs -- 1851-1891.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Waldron, David, editor, compiler

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