'I had more children than most people': Single Women's Missionary Maternalism in Arnhem Land, 1908-1945
This article will consider how single missionary women of the Church Missionary Society in Arnhem Land in the early twentieth century established themselves as mothers of Aboriginal people. It opens with a discussion of how fears of imperial decline shaped expectations of motherhood. British women were to ensure the future of 'the race' through motherhood. It then discusses the evangelical belief in children's need for special attention with regards to the widespread understanding of Australian...[Show more]
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|Source:||Lilith: A Feminist History Journal|
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