Colonial women are predominantly remembered in history as wives and mothers. Dr Catherine Bishop reveals, however, that many were also family breadwinners running a variety of small businesses to make ends meet.

Dr Bishop will share some of the strange and wonderful stories of those early female entrepreneurs at a special event presented by the History Council of NSW and hosted by Fairfield City Museum and Gallery on International Women’s Day.

Dr Catherine Bishop is a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her PhD thesis (2012) won the ANU Gender Institute Prize for Excellence in Gender Research. Her first book, Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (NewSouth, 2015) was shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program 2017, supported by Arts NSW.

When: 6:00-7:30pm, Wednesday 8 March 2017
Refreshments will be provided from 6-6:30pm
Where: Whitlam Library, 165 Railway Parade, Cabramatta
Cost: FREE – BOOK NOW 
Contactmuseumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or 02 9725 0190

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