Researching ‘The Sentinel’: Colonial dress

“You can tell a lot about a person by the clothes they wear”. So begins the article (below) by Damian McIntyre reporting for ABC Tasmania on the National Trusts’ treasure trove of gowns from the colonial era. Just two of the gowns held in the National Trust collection. Source: ABC News – Damian McIntyre WhenContinue reading “Researching ‘The Sentinel’: Colonial dress”

Researching my book [Post #1] – ‘Meeting’ Henry Bayles Ford

The research I did for my historical fiction novel set in 1880 in a lighthouse off the coast of Victoria, involved many trips to various libraries (virtual and physical).  Today I want to share a story with you of a special experience I had visiting one of those libraries. To centre my characters in ‘place’Continue reading “Researching my book [Post #1] – ‘Meeting’ Henry Bayles Ford”