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.


Castle to Colony

 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.

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An Irish Engineer

Thomas J Waters – Meiji Restoration – Japan – China –
New Zealand – Colorado

When a young Irish engineer set out from England in 1864 to convert the world to his evangelical way of thinking, he found himself instead at the forefront of a remarkable revolution.

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Mick and the Manager

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.

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‘Brigalow’, a small book of poems by Meg Vivers

Poems with Australian themes.
Topics: Judith Wright, Lake Eyre, Colonial Queensland, Central Australia, bush life.

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