In 1836, Mary Thomas, aged 49, abandoned her comfortable life and home in London for a tent in the sand hills of Holdfast Bay in the new colony of South Australia to secure a prosperous future for her family. In her biography, author Beth Duncan says, “Mary Thomas: Founding Mother is the story of her struggle to hold her family together through controversies and conflicts, economic difficulties and tragedy; a tale of endurance and ultimately of triumph against the odds.”
Join us at 10.15am on May 9 to hear the full story from Peter Brinkworth.
Cost $5. Enquiries to Anne Grear 8278 1178.
Handouts are available on the office shelf or please click this link to learn more about our Continuing Learning Program.