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A Garden On The Margaret
Author :Lilleyman Gillian
RRP : $49.99
ISBN: 9780646553467
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What began as a description of this garden became the story of a community. While researching the garden at Old Bridge House for a conservation report, the writer was drawn into the lives of the settlers at ‘the Margaret’, as the small founding community of Margaret River was known. Tracing the families associated with Old Bridge House, this story follows their links through the generations and underlines the roles they played in shaping Margaret River as it is today. It charts their many sagas and supplies insights into the personalities of those involved. Liberally supplemented with extracts from diaries and letters, it provides the reader with a strong sense of ‘being there’ as each leave their mark on Margaret River’s emerging social heritage. Dorothy Peirce’s mark is a beautiful garden. Gillian Lilleyman, A Garden on the Margaret: the path to Old Bridge House, ISBN 9780646553467, 24cm x 24cm Hardback, 136 pages plus index RRP $49.95 Gillian Lilleyman is co-author of A Landscape for Learning: a History of the Grounds of the University of Western Australia and the Crawley Campus Conservation Management Plan, and is a contributor to a forthcoming centennial history of the University. She contributed to the West Australian Branch of the Australian Garden History Society publication A Guide to Conserving and Interpreting Gardens in Western Australia and has written papers on the early landscaping of Perth’s foreshore.
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