A Wealth of Women: Australian Women's Lives from 1788 to the Present

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Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002 - Women - 353 pages
A splendid book, riveting.'-Colleen McCullough.B format reprint of the first history of ordinary Australian women, published in trade paperback last October. Drawing on information provided by hundreds of families, as well as material and photographs from archives never before published, Alison Alexander has created an enthralling and different history of a nation. While famous women get a brief mention, this is mainly the story of the rest of us. It contains humour and despair, tragedy and considerable achievements, many of them unsung until now.

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About the author (2002)

Dr Alison Alexander is President of the Tasmanian Historical Research Association and author of several books, including a biography of Mary Grant Bruce, who wrote the 'Billabong' books, and "Obliged to Submit", about the wives and mistresses of the Van Dieman's Land governors.

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