PROV Lunchtime Seminar: International Women’s Day

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: