Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Trove Tuesday - Bazaar at Franklin





The Mercury, Tuesday 10 January 1871, p. 3

My great great grandmother Emma Dawson must have spent some time with Mesdames Walpole and Innes organising this bazaar. As a teacher librarian I'm pleased to see that she was part of the committee raising funds for the Mechanics's Institute Library in Franklin, Tasmania.

Little did she know that five and a half months later she would be widowed at the age of 36 and would soon leave Franklin to live closer to her siblings in Melbourne.

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