C F C Crespigny nee Dana

Charlotte Frances Champion Crespigny nee Dana (1820 – 1904) : and her family in Australia by Rafe de Crespigny and Anne Young

This biography of Charlotte Frances Champion Crespigny nee Dana (1820 – 1904), also includes her forebears, siblings and descendants. 

Charlotte Frances Dana, of middling gentry background, was married to a county solicitor when she met her second husband Philip Robert Champion Crespigny. After a scandalous divorce and a brief exile in France, they came to Australia in 1852 where Philip Robert became a Warden and Magistrate in the goldfields.

Viewed through the life of Charlotte Frances, this is an account of a migrant Victorian family of the nineteenth century.


  • 9780648191735 (hardback)
  • 9780648191759 (paperback)
  • 9780648191742 (ebook) Deposit copy held by the National Library of Australia. Can be downloaded through this link: 

Libraries Australia ID  68420290, 68434562, 68420289

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Prices may vary slightly with exchange rate variations but were reviewed 27 February 2020

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