Miss Beeton

This necklace of king maireener shells on two-stranded linen thread was probably given to James Peppiatt, the proprietor of the Old Brisbane Hotel in Launceston, by its maker Lucy Beeton. She was the daughter of Thomas (John) Beeton and Emmerenna (Tralwoolway Clan) Necklace & caption from The First Tasmanians: Our story gallery at the Queen…

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Mrs Mellish

Annie Mellish, see larger image below. A bit about Annie Mellish, who wasn’t lost at sea, and ┬áspent a few months living on Macquarie Island eating penguin eggs and shooting sea tigers, although they ran out of tea, sugar and coffee. From its discovery early in the 19th century, Macquarie Island was used by sealers,…

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