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Norbert Abeles papers

  • GB 249 OM/476
  • Stuk
  • 2007

A personal account of former Royal Technical College student Norbert Abeles's working life in the UK, Australia, Kenya, Nigeria and Malawi, compiled with a view to participating in an oral history project on the experiences of former colonial...

Abeles, Norbert, b. 1923, mechanical engineer and educationist

Fragment of an Australian goldfields diary

  • GB 249 T-MIN/1
  • Stuk
  • 1856

The diary covers the period May-November 1856. The anonymous writer, a farmer's son, and his brother appear to have had gold claims at Whitehorse, near Ballarat for about three years. The writer then describes life aboard ship on a voyage (wi...