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Book launch at Elwood: Enchanted Beneath the Bluff
June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Authors Heather Arnold and Isaac Hermann invite you to the launch of their book, Enchanted Beneath the Bluff, Agnes & Geraldine’s Pursuit
of Elwood’s Elusive Black Diamonds.
Within a place of love, sorrow and salvation, where Elwood’s Swamp met St. Kilda’s Red Bluff, two ardent women – Agnes Simmons and Geraldine Minet – with their Victorian Coal Mining Company, challenged providence and geology.In the days of Suffrage and Spiritualism, these two daring Theosophists sought to bring prosperity to Colonial Victoria of the 1890s in the midst of the Depression. Their engine, ‘Helena’ was fired up to bore deeper for their black diamonds, than any other coal exploration in the world! Thousands of feet of drilling were shrouded in secrecy and suspicion. Their spirit world’s prophecies plummeted to earth, revealing through cold hard facts and bitter disappointment that the only flawless diamonds of their quest lay within their own altruism. It happened here, by Typhus Road shadowed by Slaughter Yard Creek on its swamp bound journey to the restless sea?