My Dear Emma

Written by Robert Emeric Tyler


My Dear Emma follows Robert Tyler and his son, as they journey from England to Australia in the late 1890s. Elucidating the minutiae of everyday life, from washing to eating, mining to shopping, this is a delightful contemporaneous account of life on the Goldfields.

ISBN 9781863683524 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (230 x 152mm) (Paperback)
Categories Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 256
Publication Year 2003
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Robert Emeric Tyler

    In 1985 Robert Emeric Tyler, a leading London architect, and his nineteen-year-old son, Bobby, travelled by rail and sea to Australia with a view to purchasing a goldmine. Their adventures, misadventures and incredible naivety as they journeyed in remote parts of the Western Australian goldfields were recorded faithfully in letters to ‘My Dear Emma’, Robert’s wife in England. Read more