- Women as 'civilising' influence
The ‘civilising’ influence of the small number of women living in these predominantly male societies was appreciated by contemporary observers such as Mrs Clacy.
- Published Source
- Clacy, Ellen, A lady’s visit to the gold diggings of Australia in 1852-53, written on the spot, Hurst & Blackett, London, 1853. Details
Keesing, Nancy (ed.), Gold fever : the Australian goldfields 1851 to the 1890s, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1967. Details
Related Published Resources
- Keesing, Nancy (ed.), Gold fever : the Australian goldfields 1851 to the 1890s, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1967. Details
TranscriptIn some tents the soft influence of our sex is pleasingly apparent: the tins are as bright as silver, there are sheets as well as blankets on the beds…a dry sack or piece of carpet on the ground; whilst a pet cockatoo, chained to a perch, makes enough noise to keep the “missus” from feeling lonely when the good man is at work.,.
Created: 17 March 2006, Last modified: 24 August 2006