Swamp. Who Murdered Margaret Clement? by Richard Shears PDF

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By Richard Shears

ISBN-10: 1741106745

ISBN-13: 9781741106749

Wealthy, attractive and good expert, Margaret Clement used to be the belle of Melbourne society. With a legacy from her filthy rich father, she and her sisters organize a mansion known as Tullaree within the pastures close to the Tarwin River. With employees to run the valuables, they inspired the cream of Edwardian society with eastern monitors, tapestries and furnishings from their journeys overseas. Hit difficult through the nice melancholy and international warfare I, their funds declined and the ditches that stored the Tarwin River again collapsed via forget. the plush paddocks sank below an unlimited swamp because the aged belles clung to their loved Tullaree. because the swamp rose, so too did the presence of opportunists, scammers, legal professionals - and a killer.

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Peter Clement, the newspaper reported, was well known as the proprietor of Prospect Station and as a director of the Long Tunnel Gold Mining Company, in which he was one of the largest shareholders. Embracing her three oldest daughters in the living room, Jane Clement told them: ‘You have lost your father but he has thought of our future and we have not been left wanting. You will continue your education and you will make good your lives. ’ Few children in the colony could be assured of such a trouble-free future in that year of 1890.

His fears were justified the following winter when torrential rain flooded the land and the house became surrounded by water. Charlie called in his brother John, a grazier from Flynn’s Creek, and together they dug drainage channels that led the water away from the mansion and towards the Tarwin River. Next, the Widdis brothers set about landscaping, laying lawns and planting native trees. They worked on it for eight long years before the homestead, the drains and the garden were completed. They stood in a paddock and admired their work.

Specially ordered velvet drapes shut out the night beyond the long windows and oil lamps cast soft, wavering shadows, creating an atmosphere of ease and wealth. Wine flowed freely from Italian cut-glass decanters as the guests conversed with each other. Remnants of Japanese embroidered wall hangings had somehow survived theft and the water that poured in under the rotting eaves, but the images of Samurai warriors were now fading behind a tapestry of mildew. A filigreed hallstand with delicate fretwork leaned against the wall for support, two of its legs collapsed inwards.

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