CLARENDON TERRACE AND HER FIRST NEIGHBOURS
AT HER PLACE'S NEW HOME:
208–210 Clarendon Street,
East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002
THURSDAY 9 MAY 2019 at 6.00PM
Her Place welcomes you to our new home at Clarendon Terrace a National Trust of Australia (Victoria) building.
When the heritage-listed architectural gem Clarendon Terrace was built in 1857, there were only nine other houses in Clarendon Street, 21,000 adult males in all of Melbourne, and 16,000 women. Come and hear Dr Liz Rushen talk about the pioneer women who comprised early Melbourne society.
This inaugural lecture is by Dr Liz Rushen, Chair, History Council Victoria, a SLV Creative Fellow 2019 and former RHSV Director. Her research work focuses on the mass migration of women to the Australian colonies in the 1830s. Liz has published widely on social history and the field of migration history - Single & Free: female migration to Australia 1833-1837, Colonial Duchesses: The migration of Irish women to New South Wales before the Great Famine and in 2017, co-authored with Kathy Anastasia: from Callan to Stockyard Creek.
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