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There are few memorials to colonial businesswomen, but if you know where to look you can find many traces of their presence as you wander the streets of Sydney. From milliners and dressmakers to ironmongers and booksellers; from publicans and boarding-house keepers to butchers and taxidermists; from school teachers to ginger-beer manufacturers, these women have been hidden in the historical record but were visible to their contemporaries. Catherine Bishop brings the stories of these entrepreneurial women to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures.

When: Saturday 10 September 2016, 2:00-3:45pm
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $3 COSHA Members, $5 General
Contact: or 0448 891 981
Presented by the City of Sydney Historical Association.

Image: Minding her own Business cover, courtesy City of Sydney Historical Association.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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