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Minding Her Own Business : Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney - Catherine Bishop

Minding Her Own Business

Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney

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Published: 1st October 2015
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A history that populates the streets of colonial Sydney with entrepreneurial businesswomen earning their living in a variety of small - and sometimes surprising - enterprises. 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.

About the Author

Catherine Bishop brings the stories of these entrepreneurial women to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures, their determination and wilfulness, their achievements, their tragedies and the occasional juicy scandal. Until now we have imagined colonial women indoors as wives, and mothers, domestic servants or prostitutes. This book sets them firmly out in the open.

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Excellent reference for my street naming

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    An excellent reference for my naming of streets in Canberra.

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    ISBN: 9781742234328
    ISBN-10: 1742234321
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 1st October 2015
    Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.45