Women on the Goldfields
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!