Women, Children and Welfare History in the Archives
1.00-2.30pm, Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne, VIC
The Public Record of Victoria and the Australian Women’s Register Project extend an invitation to a seminar to commemorate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
The seminar aims to raise the profile of the Australian Women’s Register and to highlight the richness of the PROV in locating records about women and their contribution to Victorian society.
It will take place in the Seminar Room, the Public Record Office, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne, 1:00 – 2.30pm.
Shurlee Swain – ‘Making their case: archival traces of mothers and children in negotiation with child welfare officials’
Charlie Farrugia – ‘The wardship records in the PROV Collection’
Nikki Henningham – ‘What’s New with the Australian Women’s Register’.
Professor Shurlee Swain is a professor of Humanities at the Australian Catholic University. She specialises in Australian social history, including religious, women’s, children’s and welfare history.Charlie Farrugia is Senior Collections Adviser at PROV.
Dr Nikki Henningham is the Executive officer of the AWAP, a committee of the National Foundation for Women.
Refreshments are available from Café 99 located within the Victorian Archives Centre.
Queries: Charlie Farrugia: Charlie.Farrugia@prov.vic.gov.au or
Rosemary Francis: email@example.com 0A
More info: www.prov.vic.gov.au