Eliza Shaw was a botanical painter and writer as well as an excellent pianist and needlewoman. She arrived with her family in Western Australia in February 1830. Eliza and William Shaw created connections & built relationships with their new environment and this was part of the process of how they came to feel a sense of belonging to the Upper Swan. However, they also developed feelings of attachment and belonging by forming relationships with the people around them and by creating a home. These colonists at the Swan River formed close social networks. In lieu of family support they shared equipment, food and information and they offered one another comfort and companionship. William and Eliza Shaw frequently shared their camp oven they used for baking bread and receiving presents, as a lamb, haunch or leg of kangaroo, spareribs, leg of mutton, quarter of kid, etc. Eliza Shaw also valued her friends at the Upper Swan: 'ours is the most friendly neighbourhood you can imagine...I am the richest person in the world possessing the best, the very best of friends in dear Old England, and certainly the most respectable, kind and worthy ones in Western Australia.' Eliza Shaw also developed strong ties to their property, 'Belvoir', & derived much satisfaction and strength from her children. When her children were scattered from 'Belvoir' and lived at Toodyay and Champion Bay she lamented the distances between herself, her children & grandchildren. Eliza's last letters and final diary entry when she was 85 convey the love she felt for 'Belvoir', and she wrote of this property as though her family had been there for centuries, rather than decades. In the 1870s the financial situation of their property was grim and Eliza was eventually forced to sell it. She expressed her sorrow in her diary: 'Oh! What a trial it will be to see it pass away' and 'Alas, how am I to write that poor dear Belvoir is advertised for sale.'
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Constable, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5719921
Book Description Constable, Great Britain, United Kingdom, 1976. Cloth. Book Condition: FINE+, Near New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near FINE Dust Jacket. W.J. Huggins. (illustrator). First Edition By This Publisher. 286 pages , includes b&w plates and fold-out family tree. ** This Item is HEAVY, (Weight = 505 Grams), thus Please, NO Overseas orders without contacting us first, as extra postage will be REQUIRED. Thank You. ** Tells the story of Eliza Shaw, who exchanged the world of drawing-rooms and embroidery in Leicestershire for the hard life of a pioneer settlement in the 19th century Western Australia." >> CONDITION = .BOOK = Pen on few pages; ;DUSTJACKET = Price clipped to lower front flap. edge wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # B1843-1
Book Description Constable and Robinson 1976 Hardcover, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. 286 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 911223
Book Description Constable, London, 1976. hardbound. b&w plates (illustrator). Tells the story of Eliza Shaw, who exchanged the world of drawing-rooms and embroidery in Leicestershire for the hard life of a pioneer settlement in c19th Western Australia; b&w plates and fold-out family tree, illustrated endpapers; 1st Edition; small label ghost to front pastedown, minor foxing to endpapers and text block, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper foxed to flaps, o.w. Very Good (mylar protected). Dustwrapper. 286pp. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 16294
Book Description London Constable, 1976. First Edition: Hardback, green bds., gold titles, 140 x 220 mm., 600 g., 286 pp., with Index and Appendices, portrait frontis and illustrated with bw. photographic plates + pull-out Family Tree, pictorial eps., original pictorial dw., with some chipping to top edge of spine, light foxing to internal fold, G+/VG copy. Bookseller Inventory # 10802
Book Description 1976. London, Constable, (1976). Cloth, v.g. in sl. torn d/w, maps, folding genealogical table, illust., pp. 286. Author's signed presentation copy. ISBN 0 09 461100 9. Biography of the early settler Eliza Shaw, based on her letters. Shaw settled with her husband and family in the Swan River Valley in 1829. Bookseller Inventory # 109075
Book Description Constable, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Some foxing to eps and prelims, else excellent copy. 8vo. 286pp, b&w plates, fold out family tree, illus. eps. The story of Eliza Shaw who emigrated to Western Australia in 1829 and while never returning to her native Leicestershire, wrote many letters home. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 322420
Book Description Constable, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Copy with Usual Markings and wear. Second Hand, covers are considerably worn,edge of pages maybe sun damaged contents complete No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000497095
Book Description Constable, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket in Mylar Sleeve. First Edition. 286 pages, includes index. Fold-out map. Printed endpapers. Black/white photos, illustrations etc. A clean, straight, unmarked book, in an undamaged dust jacket, appears unused. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 016089