Claremont, WA : Gillian Lilleyman | 2011.
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 thesmall 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 insight 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.
Ch. 1. The Bussels
ch. 2. Building at the bridge
ch. 3. The house halfway
ch. 4. New tenancy
ch. 5. Family and financial crisis
ch. 6. New investment
ch. 7. Progress and community
ch. 8. A house to let
ch. 9. Lawnbrook
ch. 10. Return to Margaret River
ch. 11. Of daughters and daffodils
ch. 12. Letters to Shirley
Epilogue: A gardening legacy.
139 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps, ports. ; 25 x 25 cm.
Dewey Call Number
Museum Call Number
Old Bridge House -- History.
Gardens -- Western Australia -- Margaret River Region -- History.
Dwellings -- Western Australia -- Margaret River Region -- History.
Margaret River Region (W.A.) -- History.
Gardens -- Australia -- Margaret River Region (W.A.) -- History.
Dwellings -- Australia -- Margaret River Region (W.A.) -- History.
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