Australian women's heritage: 1788-1901

Australia, 1986

Film
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This visual history of Australian women documents the contribution of a previously overlooked group. Their work, their mothering and their civilising influence has been a major factor in Australia’s coming of age. This program begins with the daily life of Aboriginal women and also discusses issues important to these women later in the 19th Century. Also examines convict and free women; women’s contributions and life during the gold rush; fashion, education and family size, the impact of the 1890’s depression on women. Some individual women highlighted on this video are Mary Reiby, Caroline Chisholm, Louisa Lawson, Catherine Spence, Dame Nellie Melba, Mother Mary Mackillop, Truganini and Daisy Bates.

Credits

production company

Video Classroom

Equality Videos

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38283

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Australia

History → History

History → Women - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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