Following the publication in 2009 of 'Women of the Mount' which
profiled forty pioneer women of the Mortlake district, MDHS has now
produced its second volume chronicling the lives of the district's
earliest pioneers. The book is 300 pages and profiles 120 families and
individuals who settled in the district between 1839 and 1880. Combined
the two volumes are an encyclopaedia of the earliest years of
settlement in the Mortlake district. The book was launched at Mortlake
in October 2010.
The image on the cover of the book shows detail from a painting of Mount
Shadwell produced by Mortlake artist William Aris Alen in 1925. In
this pastoral scene Alen depicted the mount as he imagined it would have
looked in the early years of settlement, the slopes still lightly
timbered and the early settlers' homes and farms dotting the landscape.
Price: $45 plus postage and handling. Also available in CD format. For
orders email MDHS from the Home page.