The Uncounted Cost
bookposted on 21.10.2020, 00:21 by Mary Gaunt
The Uncounted Cost is one of a number of works written by Mary Gaunt. Mary was born at Indigo near Chiltern in 1862 and lived for many years in Ballarat where her father W.H. Gaunt was gold commissioner and later a judge. She was the first woman educated at the University of Melbourne.
She travelled widely and lived half her life in Europe, but wrote about Australia a lot as well as travel books and many stories and articles. Her work depicts life on the goldfields, in the bush, and in squatter settlements in the Colonies, in particular the lives of women.