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==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
Mrs Shann, described as a “smart young woman of 21 years”, with her husband attended the Bakery Hill Monster Meetings in November 1854. <ref>Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref>
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Mrs Shann, described as a “smart young woman of 21 years”, with her husband attended the Bakery Hill Monster Meetings in November 1854. Many women had reasons to be vitally interested in the causes of Eureka and attended the large rallies held on the Ballarat goldfields. They were thus active in a political sense.28 Although it is difficult to find overt evidence of women’s physical presence in the records of events organised by the Ballaarat Reform League and associated with Eureka there is evidence of women attending the Monster Meetings. <ref>Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref>
  
 
==Post 1854 Experiences==
 
==Post 1854 Experiences==

Revision as of 23:05, 24 November 2013

Background

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Mrs Shann, described as a “smart young woman of 21 years”, with her husband attended the Bakery Hill Monster Meetings in November 1854. Many women had reasons to be vitally interested in the causes of Eureka and attended the large rallies held on the Ballarat goldfields. They were thus active in a political sense.28 Although it is difficult to find overt evidence of women’s physical presence in the records of events organised by the Ballaarat Reform League and associated with Eureka there is evidence of women attending the Monster Meetings. [1]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

[2]

References

  1. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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