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Wilkie, Douglas 1947-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 41 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas Wilkie
The journal of Madame Callegari : the true story behind Alexandre Dumas's 1855 Journal de Madame Giovanni by Douglas Wilkie( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in 1855, a thirty-six-year-old French woman approached Alexandre Dumas in Paris, and asked him to edit, and publish, her account of ten years spent travelling in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, California and Mexico. Dumas agreed to her request, because her story was one of adventure and romance, and took this young lady, and her husband, to places seldom visited by young women. However, she insisted that, in publishing her story, her true identity should not be revealed. To achieve this they chose the pseudonym Madame Giovanni, and changed, or omitted, certain parts of the narrative which could have identified her. Since first publication, the true identity of Madame Giovanni was cause for speculation, and readers could not decide whether the story was true at all, or whether it was a mixture of fact and fiction. The Journal of Madame Callegari, researched over four years, and using archives from at least eight countries, reveals that Madame Marie Giovanni was in fact Madame Marie Callegari. Madame Callegari's true adventures go far beyond those recorded by Alexandre Dumas in 1855
1849 : the rush that never started : forgotten origins of the 1851 gold discoveries in Victoria by Douglas Wilkie( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deconstruction of a convict past by Douglas Wilkie( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of the history of early colonial Victoria has been overlooked with many historians and readers of history assuming not much of importance happened before the gold rushes of 1851. Similarly much of the story of those who came to the Port Phillip district as ex-convicts before 1851 has also been overlooked, or even deliberately forgotten. Many late 20th century studies of both the period and the convicts have tended towards generalization in the telling of the historical story, and towards conclusions based upon statistics. The brief and vague treatment so often given to this period, and these people, has sometimes been attributed to the apparent difficulty in obtaining suitable and sufficient source materials. This project tells the life stories of two men who were convicted of robbery in England and transported to Van Diemen's Land, one in 1829 and the other in 1835, and follows their attempts to create a respectable life for themselves through a variety of business, marriage, family and social relationships, first in Van Diemen's Land and then in Port Phillip. The project investigates these men's motivations and methods in concealing and deconstructing their prior identity as a convict, an identity that was imposed upon them as punishment for the crimes they committed. The study demonstrates that the life of the period, and in particular the lives of those who were convicts, can be recovered in great detail through diligent research largely using sources that have been made available in digitized or online form
Education in the sink of iniquity : a history of education on the goldfields of Amherst and Talbot from 1836 to 1862 by Douglas Wilkie( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon : professeur extraordinaire by DOUGLAS WILKIE( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duchene by DOUGLAS WILKIE( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of education in the Amherst and Talbot districts 1836-1862 by Douglas Wilkie( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Madame Callegari : the true story behind Alexandre Dumas's 1855 Journal de Madame Giovanni by Marie Giovanni( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Wilkie, Douglas Stuart 1947-

Languages
English (13)