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Deserted and destitute : motherhood, wife desertion and colonial welfare / Christina Twomey
Bib ID 644982
Format BookBook
Author
Twomey, Christina
 
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Description Kew., Victoria : Australian Scholarly Press, c2002 
xxiv, 201 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 1740970101
Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Part I
  • 1 The Culture of Colonial Marriages
  • Single mothers at court
  • Husbands as defendants 17
  • Criticising male behaviours 20
  • 2 Colonial Women's Labours: Family and Community
  • Networks in a New Society 27
  • Family economies 35
  • Illness 43
  • Pregnancy 44
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p.179-193.

Subjects Poor single mothers -- Services for -- Victoria -- History.  |  Poor women -- Services for -- Victoria -- History.  |  Women colonists -- Victoria -- Social conditions.  |  Desertion and non-support -- Victoria -- History.  |  Low-income single mothers - Services for - Victoria - History  |  Poor women - Services for - Victoria - History  |  Women colonists - Victoria - Social conditions  |  Desertion and non-support - Victoria - History
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