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February 21, 2013

Women on the Goldfields

by vipsinc

Having trouble finding your female ancestors on the goldfields?

Jan Croggon, Di Campbell and Claire Muir will be speaking at the forthcoming VAFHO State Conference: Under the Southern Cross – A Goldfields Experience, to be held 3-5 May in BALLARAT.



Claire Muir, Assistant Curator at Sovereign Hill Museums Association will talk about Victorian women and divorce.

Dianne Campbell MA is a legal historian, freelance writer/editor and author – her interests include the history of lawyers and legal practice on the goldfields of Australasia  & the Anglo-Irish in Australia. Di’s topic:  occupations and professions, lawyers, licensees and women.

Dr Jan Croggon is Senior Historian at The Sovereign Hill Museum Association Ballarat. She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and Ballarat, a Senior Visiting Fellow of the University of Ballarat and is a member of the Ballarat Australian History Network.  Jan’s topic is “So good, so gentle, trustful, fond and true”: Women of the goldfields.






Check out Dorothy Wickham’s list of women from the Ballarat goldfields 1865-1866 with surnames, occupations and addresses!

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