Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105At home, life was no longer smooth between Snelling and the girls in his family. After the birth of Christopher in 1963, Amanda felt that she was ‘on the outer’ with her step–father and that her mother was ‘too weak’ to look after her interests. Douglas and Mum had really weird ideas about who I was allowed to see— only people they approved of. They were very conscious about what do their parents do ... what car do they drive ... and he was also very controlling of Mum. She had to join the Black and White Committee, society ladies raising funds for charity, because that would support their social standing, and he had to approve of her circle of friends. Neither Mum nor I had any sort of life outside what he wanted. Anything Mum was attached to, he tried to stop. My mother wasn’t a very happy woman, I think a manic depressive. Even before she married Douglas I can remember her being taken away to hospital ... she lived on lithium tablets. And they were drinking every day and smoking constantly. From 5pm on, it was all just sitting around drinking alcohol. She used to drink gin and tonic; he was more a scotch and wine man. Everyone drank in those days. While Patricia was pregnant with his second and third sons, Snelling was building his two greatest Australian residences of the D i v ersions and I nsta b ility 1966– 1976 DOUGLAS SNELLING 77 1966–1976