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- · Researching English Education & Health Records by Penelope Christensen - This little book has been a gem; it has a wealth of information. I had located Martha’s educational records but no-one had been able to tell me what they meant. This book also gives hints on where to find records concerning health records where and how to find them.
- · Daily Life in Victorian England by Sally Mitchell - This book gives broad stroke overviews of English life, with an extensive further reading list at the back that helped me to find Ruth Goodman’s book How to be a Victorian, which I love.
- · Good Food, Bright Fires & Civility – British Emigrant Depots of the 19th Century by Keith Pescod. - This book gives a lot of details about the depots and what our ancestors would have experienced as they waited to leave. Well written and very informative.
- · My Wife, My Daughter and Poor Mary Ann by Beverley Kingston – I love this book and am constantly dipping into for further understanding. It was recommended to me after I had posted a query concerning the mention of “Mary Ann” in several newspaper articles of the time. FYI “Mary Ann” is slang for servant.
- · Paupers, poor relief and poor houses in Western Australia, 1829-1910. By Penelope Hetherington – I found the information in the book very useful and use it as a reference to dip into when I’m trying to understand attitudes during this period in WA.