Linton Makes History

An Australian Goldfields Town and its Past

Jill Wheeler
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Linton Makes History
Linton Makes History

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History

Published

24 August 2015

ISBN

9780522868326

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9.7MB

Subjects

History

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Linton Makes History

An Australian Goldfields Town and its Past

Jill Wheeler
Linton Makes History is a lively history of a small gold rush town in western Victoria
Placing Linton's history in the context of the wider Australian story, Wheeler shows the impact of the broad themes in Australian history on ordinary people, and how histories of small places can act as valuable microcosms of a national story. Wheeler weaves her own family history into the narrative, personalising Linton's history and demonstrating how intimate pasts and public history can be intertwined.
Linton Makes History reveals the potential of local history to be both enlightening and highly readable, and provides a template on which scholars and amateur local historians can base their own history.
Placing Linton's history in the context of the wider Australian story, Wheeler shows the impact of the broad themes in Australian history on ordinary people, and how histories of small places can act as valuable microcosms of a national story. Wheeler weaves her own family history into the narrative, personalising Linton's history and demonstrating how intimate pasts and public history can be intertwined.
Linton Makes History reveals the potential of local history to be both enlightening and highly readable, and provides a template on which scholars and amateur local historians can base their own history.

About the author

Jill Wheeler is the President of the Linton and District Historical Society.Her first degrees were in Arts and Social Studies at the Universityof Melbourne. After working as a social worker in Melbourne andthe United Kingdom, having children and studying creative writing,Wheeler returned to study English and History, completing a Bachelorof Letters with Honours in 1999. She completed a PhD in History in2009, on which Linton Makes History is based. Wheeler was awardedthe Dennis-Wettenhall Prize for a thesis of merit in Australian Historyin 2009.

About Jill Wheeler

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