The Ghost of Catharine Parr Traill
Follow Laura Elliott's journey of discovery into the life and lessons of well being from nineteenth century pioneer, author, and botanist Catharine Parr Traill. The journey began when Laura moved into Catharine's final home, Westove, here in Lakefield in 2019. The challenges of the global pandemic that faced Laura and her family in 2020 turned this into a passion project. What could our generation learn from Catharine's grit, resilience, and calm in the face of so many struggles? What do the encounters between indigenous peoples and settlers, as captured in Koren Smoke's intrepretive artwork, have to offer to the truth and reconciliation process? Laura draws the reader into this timeless ancestral inquiry into individual and societal well being.