Women and Welfare in Colonial Victoria
On Wednesday 8 March 2017, the Public Record Office of Victoria, in conjunction with the Victorian Australian Women’s Archive Project Committee, will host a panel discussion on examining women and welfare in Victoria.
Time: 1.0-2.15pm on 8 March 2017
Place: Conference room, PROV
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
Chair: Rosemary Francis
First speaker – Nell Musgrove (ACU): ‘Women creating kinship care’
Charlie Farrugia: (Senior Collections Advisor, PROV)
Nikki Henningham: (CEO, AWAP)
Dr Nell Musgrove (ACU) will consider the correspondence files of the Chief Secretary that reveal that how in the later 19th century, mothers, aunts and grandmothers wrote to the Neglected Children’s Department requesting that they themselves be made the foster parents of children placed in care. Nell Musgrove is author of The Scars Remain (2013).
Inquiries: Rosemary Francis: firstname.lastname@example.org