This book is a fascinating insight into the daily lives of women from a variety of backgrounds - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Chinese, Indian and German woman. Pioneer WomenOf The Bush and Outback provides a unique portrait of how women set up and ran their remote bush homes and the work they did outside the home: shearing, droving, managing properties, teaching and governessing. Includes a wealth of photographs contributed by museums and descendants of many of the pioneers.
PIONEER WOMEN OF THE BUSH AND OUTBACK explores the history and influence of ordinary women in the bush and in country town during the last century and well into the present century. So soon after the Australian Bicentenary, and in the wake of the numerous historical works on the people of the bush and outback it may seem presumptuous to offer another account. Yet, of all the published works, none deals exclusively with the lives of ordinary women or reveals their lifestyle in detail, through archival and family photographs and records, as this book does.