Elizabeth Macarthur: a great pioneer

Australia, 1992

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Elizabeth Macarthur made an enormous contribution to the establishment of Australia’s wool industry, but is usually not recognised in the history books. Each time her husband, John, returned to England (for four years and later for eight years) Elizabeth was left to breed the sheep, produce the wool, manage convicts, bushfires and Aboriginal uprisings, run a profitable farm, act as accountant and be a mother to their six children.

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Equality Videos

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

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ACMI Identifier

38289

Language

English

Subject categories

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 → Frontier and pioneer life

History → History

History → Women - History

People → Macarthur, Elizabeth, 1769-1850

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

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Sound

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VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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