Topics: Colonial Writing – Frontier History – Thomas J Waters – Meiji Restoration
Meg Vivers has published books and academic papers on subjects relating to frontier colonial history as seen from a female perspective, on Aboriginal matters, and on the work of T J Waters in early Meiji Japan. She has also had poetry published. Copies of the books below can be purchased by way of the Contact Form.
An Irish Engineer is presently being translated into Japanese for publication in Tokyo.
Since communicating with other T J Waters’ experts, several pages of errata and additions have been compiled to accompany the English version of Irish Engineer. Should anyone have a copy of the book without this additional information, and would like it, please contact Meg Vivers via the Contact facility on this web site and the extra pages will be emailed to you free of charge.
Frontier History – Women – Colonial Writing
Lucy Gray (née Waters) (1840–1879) grew up in the small Irish town of Birr, at a time when increasing famine was causing death and disease throughout the land. Her father, a doctor, succumbed to cholera when Lucy was just sixteen.
Mick and the Manager – Aboriginal history – Queensland Protectorate
There are very few works in Australian history that detail the relationship between black and white – Aboriginal and European – in Australia from a personal perspective. Mick and the Manager is one such story that redresses the balance.