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Sarah E. E. Mitchell's Scrapbook
Miss Sarah Elizabeth Emma Mitchell was born in 1853 at Great Swanport on the east coast of Tasmania. She was the daughter of John and Catherine (Keast) Mitchell of Lisdillon.
Sarah kept a diary from the age of 13 years, she also collected letters, cards, pressed flowers and other curios, some of which some she housed in her museum at Schouten House, Swansea.
Sarah died at the age of 93 years, leaving behind a legacy of life during the 19th and 20th centuries. These were mainly of her time on the east coast.
Mr. Eddie Smith of Lisdillon, donated one of Sarah's many scrapbooks to our museum in 2011