Assumed but rarely documented: women's entrepreneurial activities in late nineteenth century Australia

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Title Assumed but rarely documented: women's entrepreneurial activities in late nineteenth century Australia
Author Strachan, Glenda Jean; Henderson, Lindy
Publication Title The Past is Before Us: The Ninth National Labour History Conference
Editor Greg Patmore, John Shields and Nikola Balnave
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher University Publishing Service, University of Sydney
Abstract Women's paid work and economic contribution to the household and national economy were seldom recognised in public documents in the second half of the nineteenth century in Australia. The discourse of women's role within the house and family was dominant. In this paper we attempt to uncover women's entrpreneurial activities in small businesses in a country town. Women's roles in the hospitality and retail industries are examined and we conclude that, whether through economic necessity or individual preference and choice, women were essential to the financial success of these businesses.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://asslh.org.au/
Alternative URI http://asslh.econ.usyd.edu.au/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2005. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 0-9757670-0-3
Conference name The Past is Before Us: The Ninth National Labour History Conference
Location Sydney
Date From 2005-06-30
Date To 2005-07-02
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2804
Date Accessioned 2006-02-27
Date Available 2009-11-20T05:17:47Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-History: Australian
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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