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Meet the Author at Clunes  Geoff McArthur
Geoff McArthur
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A lifelong Ballarat resident, Geoff McArthur has always had a deep fascination for the unique and extraordinary history of the gold rush city. He particularly enjoys uncovering and bringing “back to life” forgotten individuals who walked its streets a century before he did the same. An award-winning songwriter and accomplished musician, Geoff worked for 40 years in the Victorian public school system as a teacher, principal and consultant. Since retiring, he has been able to combine his musical pursuits with extensive research into the characters and stories of Victoria’s remarkable past. He and his partner Ann have been married for over 40 years and still live in Ballarat. They have four adult children and five grandchildren.

Meet the Author at Clunes - Geoff McArthur

With Geoff McArthur

ABOUT LOOK FOR THE RED UMBRELLA

OF THE THOUSANDS WHO HEADED TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOLDFIELDS IN THE 1850S TO FIND RICHES, NOT ALL WOULD SEARCH FOR GOLD…

With fortunes to be made in trade and business in these booming populations, only those with the courage and fortitude to survive in a ruthless commercial environment would eventually succeed.

Look for the Red Umbrella tells the true story of a woman who achieved this and much more, overcoming personal tragedies, family scandals and fierce opposition to make her mark as a business and community leader in a new city dominated by men.

With a husband whose hubris brought the family to its knees, this very real tale of deceit, tragedy and courage plays out in the shops and streets of Victorian-era Ballarat.

A story you’ll barely believe happened!

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Clunes Booktown

70 Service St, Clunes VIC 3370, Australia

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