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Family experiments : professional, middle-class families in Australia and New Zealand c. 1880-1920

Richardson, Shelley Ann


This study explores the forms and understandings of family that prevailed among British professionals who migrated to Australasia in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. As children of the mid-Victorian age, their attempts to establish and define family in a colonial suburban environment contribute to our understanding of how the public and private dichotomy posed in the notion of separate spheres was modified in practice. The term 'experiment' employed in the title is borrowed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514bd5a0319


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