GROWING UP AT DARK CORNER:
STORIES FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF MARY BYERS
AS RETOLD BY VICKI POWYS
ISBN 0 646 13999 I
The collection of stories and memories from Mary Byers, a goldminer’s daughter, gives a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the Byers family who lived at Dark Corner NSW. Mary Byers (later Mrs. Churches) was born at Dark Corner in 1895 and lived to see her 99th birthday.
These memories throw light upon a phase of the Australian history which is often neglected. When the hectic and turbulent days of the gold rushes were over, many of the miners took up life in settled communities. Dark Corner was a small settlement about half a mile from Sunny Corner (also known as Mitchell) off the Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Lithgow. Many of the families who were neighbours of the Byers family are mentioned in the book.
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