WOA Image: "The love of adventure must be contagious."
It was in the beginning of April, 185-, that the excitement occasioned by the published accounts of the Victoria "Diggings," induced my brother to fling aside his Homer and Euclid for the various "Guides" printed for the benefit of the intending gold-seeker, or to ponder over the shipping columns of the daily papers. The love of adventure must be contagious, for three weeks after (so rapid were our preparations) found myself accompanying him to those auriferous regions.
London, United Kingdom, 1852
Source: Ellen Clacy, A Lady’s Visit to the Gold Diggings in 1852-3, London: Hurst & Blackett, 1853