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Introduction

Browse through a set of 13 letters between members of the Wingfield family, dated from the mid to late 1800s. This small sample gives a unique insight into the importance of postal communication in Victorian times. Topics include birth, illness, death, the terrible effects of mass unemployment, a proposal of marriage and more.

These letters were generously provided by descendants of the Wingfield family. This online resource was produced by the National Gallery of Victoria, specially for the exhibition Exiles and Emigrants: Epic Journeys to Australia in the Victorian Era.

Photo: Eva Wingfield dressed as 'Eve', c.1910

 
 

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