Carlotta's Perth: Memories of a Colonial Childhood

Malcolm Allbrook, Mary Anne Jebb

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    Carlotta's Perth brings to life our city as it once was, through the eyes of Carlotta Brockman (nee Prinsep). As a member of a close-knit colonial family who saw Western Australia as home, Carlotta helped to create the early cultural life of Perth. Amid times of joy and sorrow, she writes of the remarkable characters and events that remained in her memory as the little town grew into a thriving city. She recalls her 'charmed life' attending fancy-dress balls, bazaars and concerts at Perth Town Hall and Government House, and recounts days boating on the Swan River and picnicking in the surrounding hills and bushland. Carlotta's lively memories of childhood, combined with striking family photgraphs and her delicate watercolours, provide a vivid portrait of Perth in the 1870s and 1880s.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFreemantle, Western Australia
    PublisherCity of Perth
    Number of pages140
    ISBN (Print)9780994631121
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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