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Join us at PROV on IWD – March 8, 2017! Women and Welfare in Colonial Victoria

Date: 28 February 2017

PROV Lunchtime Seminar: International Women’s Day

Time: 1.00-2.15pm on 8 March 2017

Place: Conference room, PROV, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne.

Join us at Public Record Office Victoria for our annual International Women’s Day seminar, on 8 March 2017.

This year, the focus is on Women and Welfare in Colonial Victoria, with guest speaker Dr Nell Musgrove (ACU) addressing the topic of ‘Women creating kinship care’. Dr Musgrove 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).

Other panelists include:

Helen Morgan: (Research Fellow, eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne)

Charlie Farrugia: (Senior Collections Advisor, PROV)

Nikki Henningham: (CEO, AWAP)

Chair:  Dr Rosemary Francis (Research Fellow, SHAPS, University of Melbourne)

Inquiries: Rosemary Francis:

This is a free event but bookings are recommended.

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