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Servants of empire: the British training of domestics for Australia, 1926-31

Hamilton, Paula; Higman, Barry


Between 1926 and 1930 the Australian and British governments jointly funded a specialized centre at Market Harborough, England, to train women for domestic service. This centre was the first such institution specifically designed to prepare migrants for employment in a particular occupation in Australia. Although the number of graduates was not significant as a proportion of the domestic service workforce of Australia, and although the scheme was brought to a sudden end when the Depression...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Social History
DOI: 10.1080/0141987032000040206


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