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Vida Goldstein’s 1903 election campaign: Exposing the influence of the press on Australian politics

Natasha Walker and Catherine Dewhirst explore the machinations of the Australian press during Vida Goldstein’s 1903 election campaign. One hundred and twenty years ago, the Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 passed universal suffrage for British subjects over the age of 21. … Continue reading

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“Modern Women Prefer Modess”: Gender and menstruation in World War II Australia

Rachel Harris explores the history of menstrual hygiene products, including their availability, variety, and use, in Australia during World War II. Historians have examined many of the privations experienced by Australian women during World War II. Something that has received less … Continue reading

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Recipe Exchange and Women’s Kinship Networks in Ascendancy Ireland

From the late seventeenth century, women of the elite classes in Ireland began to share culinary and medicinal information with loved ones across the country and, frequently, across the Irish Sea. Over the course of the Ascendancy period recipe sharing became … Continue reading

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