New PDF release: Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney

By Catherine Bishop

A historical past that populates the streets of colonial Sydney with entrepreneurial businesswomen incomes their residing in various small – and occasionally fantastic – enterprises.

There are few memorials to colonial businesswomen, but when you recognize the place to seem you'll find many lines in 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 university academics to ginger-beer brands: those ladies were hidden within the old list yet have been noticeable to their contemporaries.

Catherine Bishop brings the tales of those entrepreneurial ladies to existence, with attention-grabbing information in their successes and screw ups, their choice and wilfulness, their achievements, their tragedies and the occasional juicy scandal. earlier now we have imagined colonial ladies interior as other halves, and moms, family servants or prostitutes. This ebook units them firmly out within the open.

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