Deserted and Destitute: Motherhood, Wife Desertion, and Colonial Welfare

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Australian Scholarly, 2002 - Australia - 201 pages
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Who was a deserted wife in colonial Australia? How did she make ends meet during peak periods of wife desertion, such as the Victorian gold rushes? How did colonial Australians view the social problems of wife desertion. This title draws on the stories of individual women to provide insights into histories of gender, welfare and the state.

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