A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53

While it's quite a mouthful the author didn't stop there and her book is equally lengthy although it's not a bad thing or noticable even when listening to the talking book form.

Ellen Clacy did visit the gold diggings and noted every.little.detail down in her journal which was published on her return to England in 1853.
Not surprisingly it was sold out very quickly.
There are suggestions she may have been abandoned by her husband and had an 'illegitimate' child but these neither add nor detract from her story, they are a possibility that lends nothing to the tale.
A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia is still a damn good read for pleasure, education and to revisit the past in a quiet moment.