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Clacy, Ellen (c. 1820 - ?)

c. 1820
Alternative Names
  • Clacy, Mrs Charles (married name)


Clacy was born in England and remained there much of her life, writing novels and children's books. She travelled to the Victorian goldfields with her brother in 1852-3, and published a vivid and personal account of her adventures in A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-1853: Written on the Spot. After returning to England Clacy also published Lights and Shadows of Australian Life (1854), a book of short stories and sketches with Australian themes.

Published resources


  • Clacy, Mrs Charles, Lights and shadows of Australian life, 2 vols, Hurst and Blackett, London, 1854. Details

Rachael Weaver