Charity in New South Wales, 1850-1914 : a study in public, private and state provisions for the poor
In 185O charity in N.S.W. was a matter of caring for the destitute aged, the sick poor, fallen and friendless females, deserted wives and neglected or orphaned children. Most assistance was administered by public societies supported both by donations from the well-to-do in the community and by government subsidies. Charity’s role was a conserving one, with minimal goals and limited vision. The motives were mixed but largely Christian. The techniques were condescending and based on...[Show more]
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