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Miss Drysdale & Miss Newcombe, lady squatters

Liz McGrath

  • Roving Zones 1-3 geelong (map)

Keen to hear the voices of women from Geelong’s past, I stumbled on the story of two quirky and fascinating very early settlers: Anne Drysdale (1792-1853) and Caroline Newcomb (1812-1892). Despite an age gap of 20 years the women were partners, living together on the Bellarine and running a successful property between the Barwon River and Point Henry.