Castlemaine : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Letsinger, Lauren E.
Amman, Jean
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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Tessa, an American girl from Indiana, finds herself plunging head first into the mysterious past and culture of Australia when her Nana passes away and leaves her house in Castlemaine, Victoria to their family. Already worried about school and her new crush Mason, Tessa starts seeing ghosts of a poor Irish miner and his forbidden love, the mine owner's daughter. While learning that Australia had the biggest gold rush in history, Tessa begins to uncover a mystery with the help of her ghostly visions and a deadly gold-digging scheme over 150 years in the making. What will a person do for love? Is love stronger than greed?This piece's origins are drawn directly from first-hand experiences in Castlemaine and across the entire country of Australia. Almost all of the places and tales throughout the piece are real.Experience and learn about Australia's ghostly and gold mining past and culturally rich present with Tessa and her family in Castlemaine.