Caro Hope Mathews

Memoir, Multi- Racial Families, History, Travel,


Dr Carolyn Mathews came as a migrant with her family from Singapore growing up in Australia in the 1950/60s. She had a successful working career as a university educator and researcher. She is widely travelled and has worked in Australian and overseas universities. Her family stories and a desire to know her shrouded family history have culminated in this, her first book.

Caro lives with her partner in a self-sustainable off-the-grid rural property on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.



Books by Caro Hope Mathews

Hope is my Second Name

Hope is my Second Name


Family stories told over generations form the basis of this narrative that weaves together family saga, memoir and travelogue. These tales reveal love and loss, tragedy and joy, despair and hope. The strength of women, dealing with raising a family, battling adversity and racism, is woven throughout as the world changes around them.